tonale by david chipperfield for alessi

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Tonale is Alessi’s new tableware collection designed by British architect David Chipperfield. The colours of the various products are inspired by paintings of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi.

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The forms were inspired by ancient Korean stoneware.

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Alessi: “Materials and colours are the two main assets of the service and invite the user to arrange the objects on the table so that they can be seen as a whole. The stoneware ceramic pieces come in tonal colours: light grey, light earth, dark grey, red earth, white earth, white yellow and pale yellow. The series is completed by an enamelled steel tray shaded in a dark green colour and available in a single rectangular size.”

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(images from Alessi)

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2 Responses to tonale by david chipperfield for alessi

  1. Really like the glass/decanter set…

  2. These also remind me even more of the american painter William Bailey’s work from the 1970′s. I think he also liked Morandi.

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