ISSUE 102  |  True North

Gift Guide: For the Scandi Chef

December 11, 2013 8:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Our gift picks for the Scandinavian kitchen range from a simple scrub brush to an investment-priced cast-iron pot from a Finnish master.

N.B.: To make sure we’ve got everyone on your list covered, we’re posting a new gift guide every weekday from now until Christmas. See all of the Gift Guides to date in our archive.

Above: Designed by Sami Ruotsalainen in 2009, the Oiva Teapot is now available in a cheery red; $98 from Crate and Barrel.

Above: Designed by Lovisa Wattman for Iris Hantverk in Sweden, the Pastry Collection includes three wooden pastry tools: a birch wood pastry brush, $12 CAD; baker brush for sweeping up flour, $20 CAD; and a dough scraper, $22 CAD; from Mjölk in Toronto.

Above: Made by the last remaining iron foundry in Scandinavia, the Cast Iron Spice Grinder is $65 at Canoe in Portland, Oregon.

Above: So good they made it into the Remodelista 100 in our new book: Muuto’s Toss Around Salad Servers; $45 from Huset.

Above: All of us at Remodelista covet the investment-priced Iittala Sarpaneva Cast Iron Round Casserole; it’s currently on sale for $236 (down from $295) at All Modern. 

Swedish Dish Washing Brush

Above: I’m a recent convert to the Swedish Dish Washing Brush, made from broom root and string (and ideal for sweeping the sink clean if you don’t have a sprayer); $6 at Ancient Industries.

Are you as much of a fan of Scandi design as we are? Then have a look at all of our Scandinavian posts past and present, and don’t miss Steal This Look: An Economical Scandinavian Ski Cabin and 10 Favorites: Scandi Christmas Decorations, and Scandinavian Holiday Decor Idea.