In 1956, legendary Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams opened his first cookware shop in the Northern California wine country town of Sonoma, where he brought classic French kitchen equipment he’d discovered on his travels—cookware that many Americans had never seen before. This collection began with brands like Le Creuset and Mauviel 1830, both of which are now revered by home cooks and professional chefs alike.
Today we are thrilled to introduce our European Cookware Shop, a curated assortment of the finest cookware from regions known for their world-class cuisine – a collection born from Chuck’s original Sonoma store.
Crafted from tradition, this complete Williams-Sonoma collection is inspired by European classics and the newest cookware technologies.
From France comes vibrant and durable enamel-coated cast iron pans from Staub, handcrafted copper saucepans from Mauviel 1830, flameproof French porcelain cocottes from Revol, and beautifully-hued enameled cast iron and innovative stainless steel pieces from Le Creuset.
From Germany comes rigorously tested cast-aluminum cookware from Berndes, the first company to engineer nonstick surfaces in their frying pans.
From Italy comes the stunningly-designed, hand-hammered copper pots and pans from Ruffoni—certain to make a statement in your kitchen.
From Denmark comes the pioneering, eco-friendly cookware of Scanpan, whose high-performing pans contain 100% recycled aluminum.
And from Belgium comes the signature stainless steel cookware of Demeyere—practical, durable, and beautiful.
Shop the complete collection online.