Satisfying Tastes – Alessi 2014 Collection
Playful yet elegant, Alessi's new collection of kitchenware showcases another suite of collaborations with leading designers. By Yen Dao
Alessi’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection combines the creative minds of independent designers to display a scope of geometric form that enhances the average kitchen experience. Inspired by global culture spanning from Eastern rituals to Western history, Alessi compares the new catalogue to a light yet filling menu that would satisfy both the most refined and simplest palates.
Australian Abi Alice designs the Octave series with reference to the musical octave of perfect intervals. This synergy between elliptical shapes uses a sheet of laser cut stainless steel with balanced proportions to create pure geometric harmony.
Octave, Oval Centrepiece
Claudia Raimondo follows the success of her Joy n.1 centrepiece with the Joy n.11 round basket and Joy n.3 round tray. The deceptively coarse crystallised texture motif sustains the digital inspiration of the Joy n.1 and responds to its surroundings by mirroring colour and illumination. Joy n.11, Round Basket
Giulio Iacchetti delivers the essential tools for enjoying wine at its best. Called Noé (Noah), it is a tribute to the Bibical tale of the first man to create wine. In particular, the series features stackable bottle holders in curved geometric forms to easily accommodate the shape of the glass. These can be individually combined to create vertical or horizontal structures.
Marta Sansoni explores the use and taste of olive oil in the series Fior d’olio. The glass container enhances human senses; when used for tasting it can be tapered at the mouth to preserve aroma. Freshly picked olives inspired the colour of the glass containers and the form of the stainless steel pouring spout.
Combining the kettle and the teapot, Naoto Fukasawa creates Cha. A combination of insulation and materials allows this singular object to be used on any heat source and then brought directly to the table for serving – a modern take on the ancient ritual of drinking tea.
Cha, Kettle and Teapot