Alessi has introduced its 2017 spring/summer collection which features several kitchenware designs among the wide variety of the collection’s projects from both established and young designers, the company said.
Featured in the new collection is Forma, a cheese grater designed by the late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. According to Alessi, Forma consists of two elements, a sculptural black base holding a mirror-polished stainless steel grater. It also has an ergonomic shape designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand. The asymmetrical pattern of holes create a unique and irregular grating texture.
In addition, Alessi has also introduced the Giro cutlery set that has a distinctive twist which graduates along the length of the utensil. The company stated that this twist is a key feature in the architectural projects around the world of Giro’s designer, Ben van Berkel. The dynamic motion, captured in 18/10 polished stainless steel and reimagined for a tabletop scale, creates an ergonomic silhouette.
Alessi also added a salt cellar and oyster knife to its Colombina Fish dining series, designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas. The Colombina series was designed in consultation with gastronomy expert Alberto Gozzi, and consists of table settings, special cutlery, and serving utensils. These two new pieces are reminiscent of the lines and fish scale design that can also been seen in the decoration of the cutlery’s handles.