ZAHA HADID FOR ALESSI: WHEN ARCHITECTURE ARRIVES AT OUR TABLES
Can architecture, and art in general, enter our homes and transform ordinary objects, such as a sugar pot or a cheese grater?
If you look at Zaha Hadid’s works there’s no doubt about it, and if you look at the objects presented by Alessi at the Salone del Mobile di Milano 2017, the answer is yes.
“Forma” (Shape) is one of the last projects of product design created by Zaha Hadid for Alessi, presented in Milan at Fuorisalone 2017.
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The occasion to celebrate the work of the Iraqi architect, died in 2016, but also the chance to commemorate the long collaboration with Alessi, has led to the creation of real household architecture.
Zaha Hadid for Alessi
The vision of the domestic environment imagined by Zaha Hadid produced in 2003 “Tea and Coffee Towers”, a tea and coffee set designed as a puzzle where teapot, coffee pot, milk jar, sugar pot and tray take up space with their mysterious shapes.
At first glance, “Forma” is a mysterious object, as well.
Inspired by forms eroded by time, water and wind, found within nature, it is designed to mould to the shape of your palm, and consists of 2 elements: a sculptural black stand base supporting a mirror-polished grater made of stainless steel.
Founded by Giovanni Alessi in 1921, the brand has created thousands of objects during its story, and many of them have become icons of contemporary design.
Alessi mixes research and culture with industrial mass production, but remaining a research laboratory in the field of Applied Arts which creates objects desired by the public.
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