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If you’re only as good as the tools you use, then a brand new line of pots and pans has arrived to bring out the greatness in you. This month, France’s top-selling cookware line, Cristel, launches a brand-new collection, Casteline Tech, designed exclusively for Bloomingdale’s in the U.S.

In keeping with the brand’s Cook & Serve concept, first developed by the Dodane family in 1987, the Casteline Tech series is as beautiful as it is pragmatic. Made with five-ply stainless steel, an aluminum core and a polished stainless steel finish for exceptional thermal efficiency, Casteline Tech borrows the best features from the brand’s two older lines—the Casteline and Strate.

Designed to maximize storage space without sacrificing style, each pot and pan has detachable handles and flat lids. Not only are they more stackable than average cookware, but they’re also sleek enough to function as a striking serving pieces. (They’re also all dishwasher-safe.)

“The products had to be beautiful to be put on the table, [but also] practical,” says designer Paul Dodane, who had 20 years of experience in automotive engineering with Peugeot before his family took the reins at Cristel. “The removable-handles conception is the original expression of the balance I was looking for.” Casteline Tech starts at $120 per piece, eight-piece set for $600, 12-piece set for $1,000; bloomingdales.com.

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