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Pin It Houzz
Design by Susan Cohn, 1992.
Made in Italy by Alessi.
Centrepiece in pierced steel, and stove-coloured with epoxy resins, black and grey. Part of the Memory Containers metaproject, coordinated by the CSA in the early 1990s and which involved 200 young designers (aged under 30) working in the area of archetypes for presenting and offering food. An open bowl made of steel colored with black and grey epoxy resin.
Dimensions: 19.3" D x 2.5" H
Model(s): 8003299026616 SC01
The Alessi company was founded by Giovanni Alessi in 1921 in Omegna, Italy. Giovanni, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and the home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. Giovanni's son Carlo, trained in industrial design, joined him at Alessi and was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s through the mid 1940s.
During the war years, Alessi produced stars for uniforms and mechanical parts for Savoia Marchetti airplanes. After the war, thanks to an enormous demand for brass ladles for the U.S. army, the Alessis expanded the company and started mass production. Carlo's brother Ettore, who joined the company in 1945, was the first to bring outside designers to the company, such as the architects Carlo Mazzeri, Luigi Massoni and Anselmo Vitale. Since that time, the range of products offered by Alessi has expanded to include such items as office accessories and electrical appliances, in collaboration with a growing range of contemporary designers such as Jasper Morrison and Philippe Starck, all the while maintaining Alessi's commitment to design and quality.
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