An enchanted mood for a fairytale in blue. Designed by Antonio Aricò – LPWK, the “Blue Christmas” collection is a tale of stories and characters that come to life through a series of objects designed to capture and share the magic of the festive season.
“Blue Christmas” features all the emotions of a fairytale and conjures the very essence of winter, when days draw in and nights seem never-ending. The “Blue Christmas” collection includes a series of items – mugs and decorations – that are perfect for those who love to prepare for Christmas by decorating the home with festive cheer.
Use/Suggestions/Tips. -Made in fine bone china, the “Blue Christmas” mugs are ideal for those who love to relax by sipping a hot drink, at home or in the office. -Available in three versions, each depicting a different character. Each mug tells a story that unfolds across its surface: the love story between the toy soldier and the ballerina, the angel and the star, the classic Christmas figure of Santa Claus/Father Christmas with one of his reindeer. -The decoration, created using a decal, is meticulously detailed to perfectly balance shades of blue, which characterises the entire collection designed by Antonio Aricò – LPWK. -White interior and handle -Generous size, with easy-grip handle -Dishwasher safe -Microwave safe
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Born in Bergamo, Laura graduated in Art and Communication from DAMS in Bologna, Italy. She began her career working in the field of contemporary dance, looking after the artistic coordination, costumes and scenery; afterwards she became a researcher at the Domus Academy. Laura has been the head of the Alessi Study Center (“CSA”) since 1990, acting as meta-project designer and art director. She brought to Alessi the semiological intuition and training she’d acquired from semiologists Eco and Fabbri. With Laura, Alessi introduced disciplines such as anthropology and semiotics that were, up until then, entirely foreign to its operations, and began the difficult process of extricating itself from the rhetorical swamp in which certain schools of Italian design had become accustomed to wallowing. The meta-projects she has been involved in for the CSA include the “Family Follow Fiction” collection, the “Creole Memory Container” project and the “Biological” project (leading to the creation of many objects now included in the design collections at the MOMA in New York, the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the MAK in Frankfurt, the Museu d’Arts Decoratives de Barcelona and the Museum Fur Gestaltung in Zurich). Since 2000 the CSA no longer exists as a physical entity, its identity having transmogrified into a freer, more virtual realm of design research and contact with the world of emerging international design, run by Laura Polinoro as an independent consultant. Afterwards she set up the Laura Polinoro Workshop, where she organizes workshops with numerous designers, working on a large variety of briefs for different types of businesses, with innovative product design as its goal. The projects that are then put into production are identified by the initials “LPWK”. Laura regularly meets with the company’s representatives to focus on strategy and positioning. They brainstorm on where the company is and where it wants to go. Carefully listening to the company’s needs, she then creates a meta-project to develop a new product line and enables the company to explore new horizons and ideas