Water kettle

Sori Yanagi Design

Water kettle (1994), Sori Yanagi

Sori Yanagi (1915–2011) was a famous Japanese product designer. The water kettle is one of his most iconic designs. He designed the first edition in 1953, gave it a ‘facelift’ in 1994 and also found a way to produce it.

Elegant in its design and solid in construction, the kettle is simple, functional and boils water quickly. The kettle is Yanagi’s best-selling design in his homeland with more than half a million kettles sold yearly in Japan alone. It was also the recipient of Japan’s Good Design Award in 1998 for exceptional design and functionality.

Why on Wikiconic?
Photo credits
© Sori Yanagi Design, Niigata, Japan

Care has been taken to trace the ownership of any copyright material and to contact the owner. The author does not intend to infringe on anyone’s copyright for text, photos or otherwise. Anyone who feels that any item in these pages may have inadvertently breached their copyright should advise the author via the contact sheet, including a link to the page, so that appropriate remedial action can be taken.

More info

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.