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A Di Alessi

Alessi Banana Chick Egg Cup ASG109 by Stefano Giovannoni


A di Alessi Banana Chick Egg Cup ASG109 hand decorated thermoplastic resin with lid - part of the OrienTales collection by Stefano Giovannoni.

OrienTales is a result of an ongoing collaboration with the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, which begain in 2007 with the "Chin Family". It was coming into close contact with the extraordinary collection of art works at the National Palace Museum that set Stefano's imagination racing, inspiring him to explore the millennial tradition of Chinese applied arts and develop his own contemporary interpretation of them. This interpretation is in keeping with the playful style of which the designer is an acknowledged master, a characteristic that in the designs presented today, takes a very new form.

It is important to remember that the objects presented here, just like the ones in the "Chin Family", characters or flowers and fruits, each performing the roles of domestic household objects, are made partly in hand-decorated plastic and partly in fine bone china, also hand-decorated. The magic of Giovannoni's design lies in the fact that these objects recall the grace of 18th century ceramic trinkets, while at the same time being utterly contemporary!