Design duo Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas have delivered Baby, which comprises two items: a large citrus basket (shown) and small tealight holder. They are made of two-colour, double-cast porcelain (brown with light blue inside, or white with red inside); their openings are carved by hand.
2-LEAVES & FLOWERS
California-based Elena Manferdini, a young Italian architect, has designed Blossom, a fruit holder that reflects a contemporary reinterpretation of an Arts and Crafts lattice pattern. The result of a complex production process, Blossom features interlocking flowers, clover and shamrocks. It comes in two versions: mirror-polished 18/10 stainless steel, and stainless steel coloured with white epoxy resin.
3-RAISE A LITTLE HELL
Says third-generation owner Alberto Alessi of Karim Rashid’s angular, irregularly shaped fruit holder, citrus basket and tray,” As soon as I saw them, I spontaneously called them ‘Hellraiser.'” Bringing to mind a printed circuit board, all three items are available in two versions: 18/10 stainless steel, and stainless steel coloured with grey epoxy resin.
4-ALL DRESSED UP
“Today we don’t eat, we dine” is the tagline for Marcel Wanders’ Dressed tableware collection, which blends floral and baroque motifs in bas-relief. The zany Dutch designer’s first collaboration with Alessi comprises a table set in white porcelain with relief decoration; a cutlery set in 18/10 stainless steel, also with relief decoration; a glass set in crystal; plus coasters, placemats and trays.
Lluís Clotet’s Crumpled family of objects feature undulating stainless-steel surfaces full of unpredictable reflections. New pieces for 2011 are the Enriqueta salad serving bowl and the Sumpta centerpiece. cI