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2013 Best in Category: Cookware & Bakeware

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Nambé LLC

Nambé Chirp Kettle

The Nambé Chirp Kettle took home the “Best of the Best” Gold award along with the Cookware & Bakeware Best in Category top spot at this year’s Housewares Design Awards, in part for its sleek styling and harmonic tone to signal the water boiling.

According to Matt Jones, vp/sales at Nambé, the company was “looking for something both functional and beautiful, a kettle that was easy to hold and pour, and one that had Nambé-esque fluid design elements.”

Touted as a stunning sculpture for the stovetop, the strong, simple lines and bold balance of shapes is the hallmark of award-winning, New York City-based designer Steve Cozzolino.

Made of premium, heavy-gauge stainless steel, the Nambé Chirp Kettle has a five-ply disc bottom for quick heating, yet features a “stay cool” phenolic handle. The kettle also sports a handle trigger pull for one-hand operation. The Chirp Kettle is designed to be easy to hold and pour, and when the water is boiling, the kettle signals with a harmonic tone rather than a shrill whistle. A gold-tone pour spout adds contrast to the silver body and black kettle handle.

Introduced in October 2011, the Chirp Kettle is part of the Nambé Gourmet line, found in better department and specialty stores nationwide, as well as online and in Nambé retail stores. The Chirp Kettle holds 2.6 quarts, is 10 inches long, 8 inches wide, 8 inches tall and comes packaged in a Nambé gift box.

Nambé’s passion for exceptional design began in 1951, and was inspired by the discovery of the Nambé proprietary alloy, the company said. Over the years, this vested passion has become Nambé’s philosophy with every material it handcrafts. Each piece is designed to possess timeless beauty, artistic integrity, uncompromising quality and function beyond compare.

In addition to the Housewares Design Awards Best of the Best, Nambé products have won numerous design awards and have been exhibited in permanent museum collections around the world.

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