Tray in 18/10 stainless steel. Handles in bakelite. Re-edition of the Alessi tea and coffe sets project, as well as of bar and kitchen object of 20s, 30s and 40s. On a personal level, these objects are part of my childhood memories: I always saw them used in my parents’ house. On a professional level, the “normalcy” of these household objects has always struck me. They weren’t just “normal” in the sense that they were used everyday at home. They were examples of an era of the consumer society which was destined to disappear quickly: a time I’d call pre-design, prior to the phenomenon of Designer goods in all of our homes. Of course, in a way, they were designed too. That is to say, they were designed by: my dad (Carlo Alessi) or still earlier, by the technicians of the product development office (a.k.a “U.T.A.”, “Ufficio Tecnico Alessi”). (Alberto Alessi)
- 18/10 Stainless Steel
- Width: 32 cm / 12.5 inch
- Length: 47 cm / 18.5 inch
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Alessi Ottagonale Tray- CA116 Designed by:
- Carlo Alessi , 2010
Italy, 1916 – 2009
“For us young people factories were more interesting than cinema because we could see them express our ideas..." - Carlo Alessi
Alessi originated from humble beginnings. Giovanni Alessi, Carlo’s father, founded Alessi in 1921. Giovanni was creating nickel, aluminum and silver-plated brass utensils and dishes in his workshop in the Italian Alps. Carlo, trained as an industrial designer, joined the business in the 1930s.
Carlo’s famous products include the Bombe teapot, the oil cruet and the Parmesan cheese dispenser. The Bombe service has become a collectable and is still the most popular tea and coffee set sold by Alessi. Carlo became General Manager in the 1950s and he began to form partnerships with external designers such as Luigi Massoni, and later with Richard Sapper, Achille Castiglioni and many other international design super stars.
Gradually Alessi moved to using stainless steel to produce its objects, making the transition from artisanal craftsmanship to mass production. Today Alessi is an international company that continues its tradition of promoting the very best design while forever reinventing itself.