Hook pans by Karim Rashid
for TVS

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Product news: the lids of these pans by New York designer Karim Rashid have large, brightly coloured hooks for handles.

Hook pans by Karim Rashid for TVS

The lid handles fold over so they can be grasped easily and latch onto a rail system mounted on the kitchen wall.

Hook pans by Karim Rashid for TVS

The handles of the black aluminium pans have holes in and sit under the lids when stored away, allowing them to hang together from the same rail.

Hook pans by Karim Rashid for TVS

Unveiled by Italian cookware brand TVS at Ambiente 2013 in Frankfurt last month, the cooking set includes a frying pan, sauté pan and sauce pan, all with a choice of handle colours.

Hook pans by Karim Rashid for TVS

New York designer Karim Rashid has also designed a sofa with modular arms and headrest and renovated the metro station for the University of Naples.

Hook pans by Karim Rashid for TVS

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Here's some more information from TVS:


Hook by Karim Rashid

“The kitchen is the busiest room in any house and contemporary architecture is increasingly making it a feature point, a reception area in the home. This is why the cookware range needs to and can be integrated as a part of the design progress, going on to become the true focus of the room as well as representing the heart and soul of the person who uses it every day.”

He has travelled the highly imaginative universe of “the pan that isn’t there” on a mission for TVS. Karim Rashid, legendary design star with ambitions to change the world (one of the most prolific minds of our time, with over 2000 industrialised designs for interiors, fashions, furnishings, lighting, art and music) that go straight to the heart of our emotions.

Hook pans by Karim Rashid for TVS

And moving on from the simple axiom above, in which today’s new humanism sets the home at the centre of our personal universe – and makes the kitchen the pulsing heart of the home – the result is a curious, irresistible Captain Hook.

Yes, Hook. That is the name of the brilliant new invention by TVS, which has transformed high-gauge aluminium into a complete range of exclusive cookware, with a rich communication potential.

Hook pans by Karim Rashid for TVS

A jaw-dropping effect, created by hanging the pans from the wall using the patented hanging rail and hooks plus eccentric handles in a mix of colours to contrast with the body of the pans. A range that is young at heart, built to be at the centre of any dj – sorry, cooking - set.

Essential, young looking and handy. With its magnetic feel, Hook connects to our lifestyle, bringing with it a large dose of good humour. Space problems are solved and really, all it is missing is a “share” button. TVS fans, modern Peter Pans flying over their lives with the gift of ubiquity, mp3 player in their ears and a wooden spoon in place of a sword, will be thanking Karim as they go.

  • michal

    “He has travelled the highly imaginative universe of ‘the pan that isn’t there’ on a mission for TVS. Karim Rashid, legendary design star with ambitions to change the world (one of the most prolific minds of our time, with over 2000 industrialised designs for interiors, fashions, furnishings, lighting, art and music) that go straight to the heart of our emotions.¨

    So modest. BTW, this is one of his better designs, but I would still rather go with pans that cook great, rather than look interesting. The food is the art and the pan is the servant.

  • Concerned Citizen

    I don’t know why people keep pushing the kitchen as the most important room in the house. Maybe it’s because they are obese and obsessed with food.

    My kitchen is used for its intent: cooking and washing up. Dining takes place in the breakfast room or dining room and all else happens in the den or living room. Well, at least all else with guests.

    Who are these people that spend so much time in the kitchen? Where are they? In most of my friends’ houses, we only enter the kitchen to get a drink or to help dispose of eating implements.

  • yo mamma

    How can you patent a wall hook for pans? This article is a headache. Karen Radish is cooking with hot air. He is not a “legendary design star with ambitions to change the world.” He is also not “One of the most prolific minds of our time, with over 2000 industrialised designs for interiors, fashions, furnishings, lighting, art and music”.

    He is more like someone who has had everything handed to them on a plate. Borrowing designs from others, then claiming he is some kind of genius. I have lost my appetite.

  • beatrice

    Nothing speaks of quality and an enduring design solution like coloured aluminium. Sorry, Rash, colored aluminum.

  • Tommy

    I thought this guy went away a long time ago. His over 2000 designs are temporary, fashionable rubbish that end up in a bin.

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk Kate Austin

    I like them. Are they on sale anywhere?

  • Dariusz

    Um, am I the only one? Won’t those non-insulated handles heat up, quite a bit? They are metal, attached to metal. I’d rather use pans that have some insulation, so I don’t have to use a cloth to grasp these firey ends. Oops! Will never buy this (probably expensive) product.

    • Keith

      To a chef, even and rapid heating are more important than comfort. That’s why we have towels in our hands. For the casual home cook, however, I can see your reasoning for not using a very well thought-out tool and sharing the design. I hope you post replies from users in the future and kitchen design critics.

  • http://www.lookielous.com kelly coty

    Woo, people. Is this where the “haters gonna hate” thing comes from? As an interior designer and product designer, my opinion matters.

    Karim Rashid is a force – I have and still find his designs inspiring. I love that he changed the traditional handle on these pots and pans. Changing the way things have always been done takes courage, money and support. Hats off to Karim Rashid and Dezeen for the feature!

  • kank

    I LOVE to hate Karim and his work, but credit where it’s due: these pans look pretty cool. It looks like he’s finally jumped ship and outgrown the softy softy cuddly (puke) design and grown a pair of balls. Not that his design style is very much his own anymore… but that’s another story.

  • borisb

    CKR already made pots and pans with hooks: http://davidreport.com/200709/neo-by-ckr-for-iitt
    As Karim knows, since they are friends.

    • kat

      I am sure someone has also used screws to secure the handle to a pan and rounded shapes etc. That’s not really the point of a design: does everything have to be strictly new and never done before in order to earn a place in the world? Then us designers are gonna have very little room to maneuver. I think that CKR’s version of the hook is a bit too expressive for my taste. I’d rather go for this.