Ellipse Tray by Abi Alice for Alessi

Alessi

Designed by Abi Alice for Alessi, the Ellipse trays are produced via traditional metal processing in which the sheet is cut and then bent or folded into its shape. The simple and minimalist design makes it possible to use them in different ways and contexts: in the kitchen or dining room, in the office or the living room. 

Available in mirror polished stainless steel or 24 KT Gold Plating with Satin Finish.

10.75" x 2" x .75"h.

A desk set and a set of 3 trays are also available in mirrored steel or colored epoxy resin coated steel.

From the designer:

The “Ellipse” collection originated from a brief given by Alberto Alessi to many of the Alessi designers: to create objects that utilize the cutting and bending production processes which the Alessi workshop is renowned for. I admire Alessi's commitment to nurturing and maintaining Italian based production, which is becoming increasingly more challenging when competing with the mass-production factories abroad. Therefore I was delighted to put my energy into this project as I have always felt the Alessi workshop is one of the few remaining unique and creative hubs on the planet. My creative mind was already preoccupied with the ellipse shape due to my previous project, “Octave” (2014), and to the frequent use of the ellipse in my abstract paintings. I began to make multiple prototypes in colored card by bending, folding and rolling ellipses in different sizes until I arrived at the “Ellipse” collection. My intention was to create sculptural, pure and minimalist forms which could also function as containers, aiming to create multi-use containers that could equally be used in various settings, for example the kitchen, studio, office, living room or dining room. Both in a small studio apartment or a larger living space. In addition I wanted to incorporate rich and vibrant colors, and an element of gold, as I have always held the belief that color and form have the potential to have an uplifting effect on our psychology.

 

$ 45.00
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