With the Summer Olympics previously scheduled to pop off in Tokyo, our favorite French cookware brand Le Creuset crafted a stunning new line of kitchenware inspired by the lotus blossom, a popular symbol in Japan. While the Olympics may be postponed until July 2021—thanks to the coronavirus pandemic—the cookware collection is available for purchase now. A rare 2020 win!
The newly released line of Le Creuset kitchen and cookware is painted a warm Caribbean turquoise-blue, marked with delicate lotus flowers done in a traditional Japanese style. The collection includes a 2.75-quart enameled cast iron soup pot, 2.75-quart rectangular stoneware baking dish, 3-quart stoneware square dish, enameled steel tea kettle, and stoneware mug. Items range from $20 all the way up to $270 for the cast iron soup pot.
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In Japan, the lotus blossom is said to represent luck, tradition, and perseverance, revered for its ability to rise from the dirty, murky waters to bloom into a beautiful flower. Now if that doesn’t sound like an apt and hopeful symbol for 2020, I don’t know what does. Shop the entire line of Le Creuset lotus blossom kitchen and cookware here. If you’re looking for shiny new pots and pans, Le Creuset’s sleek stainless steel cookware is currently 45 percent off, like this 7-piece set down to just $400 right now.
Header image courtesy of Le Creuset.