Karen Torvund

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“Jumbo” handbag Table hook designed by Frédéric Gooris. This handbag Table hook is part of the collection of “Objets-Bijoux”: it is a little performing elephant balancing on a ball. Its trunk lengthens and curls up to form a hook under the table ready to hold bags of all shapes and sizes. The silhouette of this graceful elephant stays on top of the table, perfectly balanced while in use.

“Jumbo” handbag Table hook designed by Frédéric Gooris. This handbag Table hook is part of the collection of “Objets-Bijoux”: it is a little performing elephant balancing on a ball. Its trunk lengthens and curls up to form a hook under the table ready to hold bags of all shapes and sizes. The silhouette of this graceful elephant stays on top of the table, perfectly balanced while in use.

Zaha Hadid, like Jean Nouvel, is an architect with whom we started working in the 1980s, but with whom we had not yet developed items for mass production. Having graduated from the Architectural Association in London, she launched on her professional career in 1979. She has taught in many European and American universities and is currently a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and a Visiting Professor in Yale.

Zaha Hadid, like Jean Nouvel, is an architect with whom we started working in the 1980s, but with whom we had not yet developed items for mass production. Having graduated from the Architectural Association in London, she launched on her professional career in 1979. She has taught in many European and American universities and is currently a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and a Visiting Professor in Yale.

This vase was designed by Martí Guixé. A simple tube in stainless steel contains several flower stalk emanating harmony in the room. His collection is based on new typologies revolving around the concept that objects have become tools for perceiving reality of every day, and also for communicating not only with objects, but also with other people through the objects.This object is part of Alessi home accessories series.

This vase was designed by Martí Guixé. A simple tube in stainless steel contains several flower stalk emanating harmony in the room. His collection is based on new typologies revolving around the concept that objects have become tools for perceiving reality of every day, and also for communicating not only with objects, but also with other people through the objects.This object is part of Alessi home accessories series.

One of the very first results destined for industrial mass production from the research conducted on the limited editions of the 2003 Tea

One of the very first results destined for industrial mass production from the research conducted on the limited editions of the 2003 Tea

CARGO box is a multipurpose container designed by the Swiss firm BIG-GAME. CARGO box aims to bring the functionality of the classic, traditional 1950’s toolbox to a wide range of different contexts. A versatile object, it can be used in the home or office. CARGO box is the perfect storage solution, not just for work tools, but also for shoe cleaning products, desk items and sewing materials…

CARGO box is a multipurpose container designed by the Swiss firm BIG-GAME. CARGO box aims to bring the functionality of the classic, traditional 1950’s toolbox to a wide range of different contexts. A versatile object, it can be used in the home or office. CARGO box is the perfect storage solution, not just for work tools, but also for shoe cleaning products, desk items and sewing materials…

The doomed cover with wooden knob is part of the project “Dressed in wood”, designed by Marcel Wanders. It can be used with either the cheese board or the cake stand “Dressed in wood”. A natural material, beech wood, shaped by artisans, is characterised by knots and veins that make each piece slightly unique.  “Dressed in wood” is a collection made by artisans in Valle Strona, where the production of wooden artefacts is documented as far back as the sixteenth century.

The doomed cover with wooden knob is part of the project “Dressed in wood”, designed by Marcel Wanders. It can be used with either the cheese board or the cake stand “Dressed in wood”. A natural material, beech wood, shaped by artisans, is characterised by knots and veins that make each piece slightly unique. “Dressed in wood” is a collection made by artisans in Valle Strona, where the production of wooden artefacts is documented as far back as the sixteenth century.

Fatman was designed by Marcel Wanders who has focused his attention on the object’s decoration, creating a kind of colourful suit in which to dress the cake stand. This aspect makes the object versatile: closed, it is a table sculpture

Fatman was designed by Marcel Wanders who has focused his attention on the object’s decoration, creating a kind of colourful suit in which to dress the cake stand. This aspect makes the object versatile: closed, it is a table sculpture

For those who love their breakfast (and not only), Marcel Wanders has created a series of additional articles for the “Dressed” service. This big collection reveals one of the typical traits of Wanders’ language, where ancient shapes and style features are echoed in a totally contemporary interpretation. The three-section jam tray allows you to have three different kind of jams available on the table.

For those who love their breakfast (and not only), Marcel Wanders has created a series of additional articles for the “Dressed” service. This big collection reveals one of the typical traits of Wanders’ language, where ancient shapes and style features are echoed in a totally contemporary interpretation. The three-section jam tray allows you to have three different kind of jams available on the table.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down. It is a room without windows in which you can do nothing but ponder the wind that is undoing all sublunary things outside.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down. It is a room without windows in which you can do nothing but ponder the wind that is undoing all sublunary things outside.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down. It is a room without windows in which you can do nothing but ponder the wind that is undoing all sublunary things outside.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down. It is a room without windows in which you can do nothing but ponder the wind that is undoing all sublunary things outside.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down. It is a room without windows in which you can do nothing but ponder the wind that is undoing all sublunary things outside.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down. It is a room without windows in which you can do nothing but ponder the wind that is undoing all sublunary things outside.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down.

“La Stanza dello Scirocco” is a range of items suitable for different rooms, such as the kitchen and the living room born out of the abstract and motionless atmosphere of a magic place: the room in large Sicilian country homes where one is forced to seek shelter from the sultriness while waiting for the scirocco to die down.

Movement is the main characteristic of this second project for Alessi by Odile Decq. The “Twist Again” fruit holder originates from a piece of sheet metal, cut and folded to create a dynamic shape, a vortex of lines and surfaces that spread out from the centre. Once again, this designer has come up with a small-scale version of some of the elements typical of her work. Projects that generate a dynamic vision of tension, flux and movement.

Movement is the main characteristic of this second project for Alessi by Odile Decq. The “Twist Again” fruit holder originates from a piece of sheet metal, cut and folded to create a dynamic shape, a vortex of lines and surfaces that spread out from the centre. Once again, this designer has come up with a small-scale version of some of the elements typical of her work. Projects that generate a dynamic vision of tension, flux and movement.

An enormously successful design and the first by Giovannoni for Alessi, this was created as part of the Family Follows Fiction project, which exploded expectations of the shapes of a great many objects in the domestic landscape.

An enormously successful design and the first by Giovannoni for Alessi, this was created as part of the Family Follows Fiction project, which exploded expectations of the shapes of a great many objects in the domestic landscape.

From Australia, this singular interpretation of the Fruit holder comes from a young designer, Lisa Vincitorio, of Italian descent.

From Australia, this singular interpretation of the Fruit holder comes from a young designer, Lisa Vincitorio, of Italian descent.

The original fruit holder Tutti Frutti has been designed by Giulio Iacchetti to offer, present and preserve fruit: a basket with a kind of pronged rod inserted in the middle that enables you to hang fruit, like bananas, cherries, or grapes, to add a further degree of poetry to the composition. Tutti Frutti fruit holder comes in two versions: stainless steel with mirrored finish or Super White.

The original fruit holder Tutti Frutti has been designed by Giulio Iacchetti to offer, present and preserve fruit: a basket with a kind of pronged rod inserted in the middle that enables you to hang fruit, like bananas, cherries, or grapes, to add a further degree of poetry to the composition. Tutti Frutti fruit holder comes in two versions: stainless steel with mirrored finish or Super White.