The Palma collection is a collaboration between Japan Creative – a nonprofit organization - and British designer Jasper Morrison who was invited to work with the Oigen foundry in Iwate, Japan.
Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959. He graduated in Design from Kingston Polytechnic in 1982. Then he attended the Royal College of Art for postgraduate studies, which included a year at Berlin’s HdK art school.
In the 2000s Jasper worked on a project for Rowenta to design a set of kitchen appliances, and he began consultancies with Muji, Samsung, Ideal Standard, and Established & Sons. In 2006 he collaborated with Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa on the exhibition Super Normal at Axis Gallery, Tokyo. It was followed by a book and toured to London, Milan, Helsinki, and New York. This exhibition inspired the opening of the Jasper Morrison Shop beside his London studio in 2008. The Shop presents an exhibition each year during London Design Festival. Since 2010 Jasper has collaborated with Spanish companies Camper, Kettal, and Andreu World, and US companies Maharam and Emeco. He is the art director of Swiss electronics company Punkt. In 2014 he designed the furniture for the extension to Tate Modern, more than ten years after working on the opening of the museum with the architects Herzog & de Meuron.
The Oigen Foundry is located in an area that has been producing traditional Nambu ironware for 900 years. By casting in fine-grain sand the ironware has a renowned smooth and unblemished surface. If cared for properly Oigen ironware can last over 100 years and is made from 75% recycled material.
Cast iron kettle
Made in Japan
Please note that as with all cast iron cookware these products require special care and maintenance. To avoid rust developing allow a properly “seasoned” surface to develop over time. Please closely follow any included instructions.