Alessi Alice Tray Brass
A new kind gesture for bringing something on a tray! Tradition and experimentation for an “extra-ordinary” project. The “ExtraOrdinaryMetal” collection brings together the manufacturing expertise of Alessi and quintessential elements of Italian culture, exploring exciting new definitions of metallic surfaces. Brass, a malleable material used by the company since the 1930s, has been chosen to offer an industrial take on a refined, ancient goldsmith’s technique: Etruscan granulation. Obtained through a cold milling process, the granulation is applied to a miscellaneous series of projects, creating a lavish interaction with light, for gleaming surfaces capable of enhancing complex shapes as well as pure, simple lines. The arrangement of the “granules” follows a geometric order generated by the Fibonacci sequence, named after the Italian mathematician who identified the numerical code behind the Golden Ratio, one of the principles that governs shapes in nature.
Made in brass, an intriguing material inextricably linked to Alessi’s great manufacturing tradition The surface granulation is obtained through cold milling of the brass The pattern follows a geometric arrangement generated by the Fibonacci sequence, which identifies the numerical code behind the golden ratio, producing a continuous, timeless harmony The material and decorative technique employed enhance the surface of the objects, transforming them into precious objects for the home The clear polyester varnish finish protects the brass from the natural oxidation process The protective coating makes the objects suitable for contact with foodstuffs For cleaning, use a soft cloth and avoid the use of abrasive products Any slight variations in colour and finish are a natural feature of the material and the artisan production process, which makes each item unique and inimitable
- Size Description
Length 51 cm (20.1")
Width 36 cm (14.2")
Height 2.5 cm (1")
Odile Decq set up her own office just after graduating at La Villette in 1978 while studying at Sciences Politiques Paris where she completed a post-graduate diploma in Urban Planning in 1979. International renown came quickly; as early as 1990 she won her first major commission: the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. The numerous prizes and publications that distinguished the building underlined the emergence of a new hope directly born from the punk rebellion which turned old conventions upside down. By questioning the commission, the use, the matter, the body, the technique and the taste Odile Decq’s architecture offers a paradoxical look, both tender and severe on today’s world. She was awarded with a Golden Lion in Venice in 1996. Since then, Odile Decq has been faithful to her fighting attitude while diversifying and radicalizing her research. She completed the MACRO (Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome) in 2010, the Opera Garnier’s restaurant in Paris in 2011 and just completed the FRAC (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rennes) last July 2012.