File this under “Design-Minded and Available at
Walmart” (a slim category): Nordic Kitchen, a good-looking and comprehensive line of kitchenware from 100-year-old Danish kitchenware company Eva Solo. (The company’s motto? “Together with our designers, we make light work of household tasks.”) The full range of offerings is available directly via Eva Solo; here’s a look at a few well-priced favorites available at Walmart and other retailers in the US.
Above: The Nordic Soup Pot with Lid is lightweight and can be used on all heat types; it starts at $214.99 for the small size. Above: The Nordic Saucepan is made of aluminum with oak handles; $176.99. Above: Also on offer, the Nordic Saute Pan with a long oak handle; $164.99. Above: The Nordic Non-Stick Frying Pan comes in two sizes; $149.99 for the 9.5-inch size and $164.99 for the 11-inch size. Above: Beyond cookware, the line also includes a range of basic, good-looking kitchen tools, like this Large Nordic Mixing Bowl, available for $39 via Royal Design. (The Small Nordic Mixing Bowl is $26.) Above: The Nordic Bowl is made of black stoneware; $30. Above: A stoneware Nordic Serving Plate with subtle handles is $54. Above: Although the Nordic Vacuum Jug is made of black plastic, we like its functional design, with a drip-free spout and steel vacuum insert that keeps liquids hot; it’s available for $135. Above: A simple Nordic Teapot; $99. Above: Also on offer: solid oak cutting boards in three sizes. The Small Nordic Cutting Board (shown) is $69; the Medium is $75; and the Large is $82, all from Royal Design. Above: The Rolling Pin has oak handles and is coated in silicone for easier rolling and cleaning; $50. Above: And, not part of the Nordic Kitchen line but worth mentioning: Eva Solo’s enameled steel Portable Charcoal Grill is compact and well-designed, for camping trips or small spaces; $246.99 at Walmart. (Read more about it over on Gardenista: 10 Easy Pieces: Portable Grills for Urban Picnics.)
N.B.: Also look for Eva Solo’s offerings at
Finnish Design Shop
More affordable essentials for the kitchen: