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ALESSI - Centrepieces and Trays
EUR 145,00
  • Silver
Last one available
Limited availability
    Stainless Steel
    Depth 4 cm, Height 34.5 cm, Width 51.5 cm

    This popular set of trays and baskets is the evolution of one of Mendini's projects that he developed when working with Alchimia in the early '80s. At the time, they were produced by hand, in a few dozen aluminium prototypes.
    Alessandro Mendini is better described as an artist in a broader sense than strictly a designer, his research surpassing the simple idea of objects, seeking a subtle alchemy by which to transform pure thought into a tangible reality. It was Alessandro himself to affirm this vision, defining himself as “a designer who applies typical artistic methods to architecture and design” or rather “a painter who uses typical design methods to paint” in search of “free large spaces in which to work”. Considered one of the world’s greatest contemporary designers, Mendini was amongst the protagonists of the vanguards of Radical Design, and amongst the founders of post-modern design. Creator of great works such as the famous Poltrona di Proust, a homage to the literary genius based on a Baroque-style armchair, which he stumbled across by chance and decorated by hand, Mendini has collaborated with the likes of Alessi, Bisazza, Kartell, Swatch, Venini and Zanotta, and his works are showcased in the collections of museums of the calibre of the MoMA in New York and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
Product code: 580005664Z