Le Creuset has been creating iconic, gorgeous cast-iron cookware for nearly a century. Since 1925, they’ve saturated kitchens in their signature Volcanic (orange), cream and red cocottes (Dutch ovens), along with many other colors. They call legions of modern cooks among their fans, including celebrities like Ina Garten. Today, exclusively for Williams Sonoma, they’re launching a brand-new line of cast-iron cookware in a swirl of two marvelous colors—lush green and cerulean blue—agave. It is a dazzling jewel tone, as gorgeous on its own as it is paired with any of the other Le Creuset color hues. The Le Creuset spectrum started with Flame—their classic and instantly recognizable orange and cream—but now comes in array of colors with modern monikers such as Caribbean, French Grey, Nectar, Ocean and Lapis.
“Creuset” is French for “crucible.” Le Creuset first fired its porcelain enamelled cast-iron pots in a foundry in Fresnoy le Grand, France. It’s the vintage brand that remains fashionable, decade after decade; more recent color launches have included collaborations with Manon LeGreve and chef Ludo Lefebvre. Cooks love the line because the brand continues to use its hand-crafted techniques and original forging and casting processes. Not to mention the fact that it remains gorgeous! Nowadays, Le Creuset shimmers on shelves around the world, in more than 60 countries.
With its Champagne-gold knob, the agave line is a first for Le Creuset in that it combines two color families. Remember that this particular brand is designed with showing off in mind; it makes one heck of a cameo on the supper table, on a trivet. And it’s the sort of thing you want to set on the stove or hang on a hook where all can admire it. What else in your kitchen can you say that about? Nothing? Allow us to help.