Stockpot in multiply (AISI 430, aluminium, 18/10 stainless steel) mirror polished. The core of this project lies in the consideration that, at the end of the day, in your private life, you tend to use a very limited number of pots and pans compared to the traditional concept of cookware. So Fukasawa limited himself to designing only those that are strictly necessary, with his characteristic minimalist rigor, which are the same ones that we produced. In his intention to create a truly new culinary paradigm he has called this series “Shiba”: “Shiba is one of the iconic dog that expresses Japanese characteristics. This image seemed to me the most iconic, symbolizing our new collection of pots and pans. With this range of products I wanted to create tools that people can continue to use throughout the years, rooting in their culture, repairing rather than replacing them, somehow even enjoying the signs of use they acquire over time, as habits and tastes evolve.” They were designed for a family of four, with the possibility of being extended to include a couple of guests. Their shape, seemingly modest, hides an exasperated study of details, as might be expected from his purist expression. Accompanying this project, Naoto added some of his own personal recipes from Japan, to which I responded with an equal number of recipes from my family’s tradition. Manufactured by Alessi.Designed in 2011.