STAUB × minä perhonen “Forest cocotte”
The French enamel cast iron cookware brand STAUB, was founded in 1899.
The collaboration of “STAUB × minä perhonen Forest cocotte” in 2021, came true from Minagawa’s long-time affection for STUAB and he often times cherished the pot to cook for hospitality. In 2019, he visited the factory in France to work on this special collaboration.
There has never been a product launched by STAUB in a form of collaboration with other brands. STAUB and minä perhonen’s collaboration was possible under a mutual understanding and common belief of philosophy towards creation and design values, which led to further develop into a project.
Minagawa designing in the STAUB factory.
For the decoration on the lid of the pot, Minagawa drew scenery of birds coming to pick up fruits that grow on a big tree. It was his wish that a meal served with this cookware will become a warm and memorable dining experience. He made the drawing asymmetrical in hopes that everyone surrounding the table can enjoy slightly different views.
The lines that Minagawa drew and the motifs of forests and birds were too intricate to express by casting metal, but the local craftsmen carefully picked them up one by one with their expert skills and led them to a beautiful completion.
Basil green, with its light and dark reflecting beautifully through a flow of a glaze, and neutral gray that gently accepts any colorful rich food with its texture. Both colors will invite to an enjoyable meal while cooking as well as adding an accent on a dining table.
In conjunction with this project, minä perhonen puukuu cafe in Bakurocho is offering “Pommes et patate douce” (sweet potato and apple tart) from the menu of Forest cocotte original recipe supervised by minä perhonen. Bon apetit!
(Please note that this service may discontinue without notice.)