Alessi Chestnut Pill Box
  • Alessi Chestnut Pill Box
  • Alessi Chestnut Pill Box
  • Alessi Chestnut Pill Box
  • Alessi Chestnut Pill Box

Alessi Chestnut Pill Box

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Pill box in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished, Chestnut”: the answer is always in your pocket.

According to popular belief, keeping a horse chestnut in your pocket is supposed to ward off colds. Lorenza Bozzoli and Gabriele Chiave were

inspired by this belief in their design of an original Pill box shaped like a horse chestnut (1). In their project, the rounded part of the nut becomes the

part that holds the pills. The flat part becomes a lid that rotates on a little pivot, allowing the box to be closed with just one hand (2). Included in the

“Objets-Bijoux” collection (3), “Chestnut” is made from stainless steel and has a black inner lining in thermoplastic resin, suitable for contact with pills


Stainless steel

Size Description

5,0 x 4,8cm
Height 2,5cm

  • Gabriele Chiave

    <br /> Gabriele Chiave was born in Metz. Two years later he moved with his family, spending 4 years in Dakar, 5 in Caracas, 1 in Buenos Aires, 3 in Rome (where he completed his higher secondary education) and then 8 years in Milan where he studied Industrial Design at IED and began working with a number of design studios, including Syn design, Fabio Rotella, and Lorenza Bozzoli. He participated and exhibited in projects such as Emergency, Rotari, Epson, and Toshiba. From 2004 to 2006 he worked with Marc Sadler at the Ideal Standard European research centre, and he worked with many other companies. In the same period he was involved in and provided assistance for 6 lpwk/alessi workshops, which began in 2003 and are still being run. He has worked freelance for clients and customers in the design field since 2006. He has lived in Amsterdam since early 2007.
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