Cathrineholm (Norway) 'Lotus' 10.5" Saucepan | Orange on White
The Cathrineholm factory opened in Halden, Norway in 1907. Originally producing ironworks and agricultural equipment, they then moved to creating signage and general household wares, before producing enamelled kitchenware.
As a designer, Grete Prytz Kittelsen was contracted to Cathrineholm, from 1955 until 1972.
During that time she designed a range of enamelware for the company - most famously Lotus (1962-65) and not-so-famously Stripes (1956), Square (1958) and Bands (1958).
Contrary to popular belief, the flower pattern displayed on the Lotus design was not the work of Grete herself, but by a lesser known employee. In fact, Grete has been known to comment on how she doesn't like the pattern at all and that it ruins the look of her solid-colour design!
A fabulous addition to any mid-century kitchen; the iconic 'Lotus' pattern in orange on white.
This stunning example of Norwegian history is one of the larger saucepan/stockpot sizes, which measures approx 27cm (10.5") in diameter. It's in great to excellent vintage condition, with only a small amount of surface wear.
The orange is bright, shiny and lovely - a sure splash of colour in whichever home this makes its way into!