John Lewis & Leon are out to make cooking more sociable
By Sarah Housley

Their new collaboration wants to brings experimentation and laidback vibes to your kitchen. WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors Editor Sarah Housley reports

Jun 20, 2016

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Cooking and eating, right now, are all about being sociable: small plates, communal tables and sharing platters are still dominating the restaurant scene, and now the trend has made its way into home kitchens too.

With this in mind, British department store John Lewis has teamed with naturally fast food chain Leon to develop a range of cookware that taps into social cooking and dining.

Leon food that’s more fun and sociable

LaunchingĀ on 1st September, the new collection will comprise a 40-piece range of cooking utensils including a griddle pan, herb chopper, salad hands, buffet pan and terracotta tapas dishes. Designed to help home cooks whip up delicious sharing dishes and experiment with different types of cuisine, the products have been developed by John Lewis in collaboration with Leon’s co-founder John Vincent and head of design, Jo Ormiston.

“It was important to myself and John [Vincent] to develop a range anchored in preparing and cooking food, as well as being a beautifully decorative collection,” says Nicola Hattersley, John Lewis’ cookshop buyer and the co-designer of the collection.

From carving boards to casserole dishes, each piece is designed to fit contemporary cooking styles, where multicultural influences and flavours mingle with a laidback, relaxed cooking style, soundtracked by lively conversation drifting across the kitchen.

WANT MORE? In our Kitchen & Tabletop report Share Your Food, we look at how the sociable food trend is impacting tableware, styling and cooking in the home. Sound interesting? Join WGSN.



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