When we first were invited to preview the new collection from Alessi, we weren’t very familiar with the brand, but once we arrived at the preview we were fascinated with what the brand had to show us! With a vast product line that includes everything from an iconic, whistling teakettle to a designer fly swatter, the Alessi company works with designers and architects to create unique and interesting items. Founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, the company has long been at the forefront of innovative and inspired product design for tabletop accessories and items around the home. Alessi has created products geared towards the mainstream – serving trays and everyday cutlery among them – but also has a large customer base who love Alessi for their hard-to-find items.
Some of the highlights of the new collection are the Cheese Please, designed by Gabriele Chiave and Lorenza Bozzoli, it is a standing cheese grater; Colombina fish cutlery set designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, for preparing, serving, and eating seafood based dishes; Pierrot, designed by Pauline Deltour, a coat stand that is both easy to transport and assemble; as well as additions to the Trinity collection, a series of small containers for the kitchen, and PCH06/PCH05, an oval basket and large fruit bowl from Pierre Charpin.
We also loved the two new additions to the Officina Alessi line: Opus, a new centerpiece and a set of small containers by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Produced in Crusinallo, Italy, using stainless steel, Opus is a bold centerpiece that communicates lightness through its sophisticated texture. Designed by Guido Venturini, Opus is formed from a piece of metal lace produced using a sophisticated laser cutting technique. We love that it resembles a delicate piece of coral reef from the ocean, but the piece itself is sturdy and durable.
We can’t talk about the preview without mentioning the fashion from Alessi, which really caught out eye. Alessi has a new series of wrist watches designed by Piero Lissoni. The Tic15, watch collection, following the “Tic” collection, presented in 2002. The designer has gone for a rounded square, which he described as “an imperfect square or a circle gone completely wrong”. The “Tic15” range includes three chronographs (version with a stopwatch) as well as two additional styles, three versions for men and three for women. All are housed inside a stainless steel case.
For more information on the Spring/Summer collection and for more information on Alessi click here. See more of the collection below.