This series of “Figure,” figurines, purposeless objects or whatever you want to call them, are presented here for the first time. Their study has been going on since the 1990s but has been kept under lock and key until now. The goal is to compare the intriguing world of porcelain figures, particularly the refined production tradition of European manufacturers from the 18th century onwards, with our methods and with contemporary designers.
- Height: 9 cm / 3.5 inch
- Size: 4.4 cm / 1.7 inch x 7.3 cm / 2.9 inch
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Alessi The Hug Tree Statuetta- AMGI16 Designed by:
- LPWK , 2009
- Massimo Giacon , 2009
Born in Bergamo, Italy, Laura Polinoro graduated in Drama Art and Music Studies in Bologna. Her first job was in the field of contemporary dance as art director and costume and set designer. Later she undertook research at the Domus Academy in Milan. From 1990 to 1998 she was in charge of the Centro Studi Alessi, where she operated as meta-project designer and art director, coordinating workshops both in-house and in association with various universities and design institutes the world over.
She was also involved in publishing and communications activities. Items which entered production in that period are identified with the acronym “CSA”. Since 2004 products overseen by Ms. Polinoro have been identified with the letters "LPWK"
Massimo Giacon was born in Padova, Italy in 1961. Since 1980, he has worked in Milan as a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, artist and musician. In 1985 he started working with an architect's studio, Sottsass Association, honing his design skills by working with Artemide, Alessi, Swatch, Philips, Ritzenhoff and Telecom.
He has designed wall hangings, rugs, ceramics, and kitchen items, produced advertising illustrations, worked with designers and fashion magazines and animation for television.
He teaches in Milan at the European Institute of Design. He is currently working on the production of various items for Alessi and designing computer games.