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PAN 999 Saucepan

c. 2015

by Tobia + Afra Scarpa

Saucepan 22x8cm 999 Tobia Scarpa San Lorenzo 1

The deli­cate art of saucing deserves an artful tool like Tobia Scarpa’s PAN 999 Sauce Pan ( with round handles). Its well — sized and perfectly shaped to buttress the scrape of a wooden spoon, or contain the froth of a whisk, while its hollow handles allow its contents to be removed quickly. The Sauce Pan is a stand­out of Scarpa’s Cooking in Silver cook­ware line, manu­fac­tured by the Milanese silver­smith studio San Lorenzo; as with its compan­ion sauce and frying pans, the Sauce Pan is made of pure iron with an inte­rior pure silver, which conducts heat more uniformly than copper while remain­ing antibac­te­r­ial whether used on conduc­tion, glass, ceramic cook­tops or with gas burners and ovens. A single lid tops any pan in the line, and all may be easily cleaned with a simple appli­ca­tion of White of Spain non-toxic clay.

Caring for the Pan999 Saucepan is simple. It is hand-wash and dish­washer-safe. When hand-washing, only use regular sponges, not metal sponges. When cooking, only use wood, plastic or sili­cone uten­sils, never metal ones. 

Other items in this collec­tion include: pot, small saucepan, shallow pan, frying pan, cup, and a lid that can fit most of the cook­ware of this collec­tion. All of these seven pieces are sold indi­vid­u­ally at Cooks & Poets.

Tobia + Afra Scarpa


Italian born husband and wife duo Tobia and Afra Scarpa’s design work knew no bounds. They crafted cookware, architecture, interior design, furniture, clothing, and art glass with a keen eye for material, technology and aesthetics that sustains the test of trends and time.

The son of architect and academic Carlo Scarpa, Tobia was born in Venice, Italy in 1935. Afra Bianchin was born in Monte­bel­luna, Italy in 1937. Both attended the Univer­sity Iuav di Venezia, grad­u­at­ing with archi­tec­tural degrees in 1957. Carlo worked as a glass designer for Murano glass­works from 1957 – 1960. Together, the Scarpas opened their own design office in Afra’s home town in 1960. By 1969, both Tobia and Afra Scarpa graduated from the Venice Institute of Architecture, with Afra Scarpa winning a Compasso d’Oro award the following year for the Soriana armchair.

They collab­o­rated with indus­trial design manu­fac­tur­ers through­out their careers, includ­ing work with B&B Italia, San Lorenzo Silver, Knoll Inter­na­tional, Gavina, Cassina, Meri­talia, Flos, Fabbian, and Veas. Their designs are on show in the leading museums of the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and have been chosen for all major international shows.

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