Alessi Giro Cake Server
UNStudio lays architecture on the table, turning it into a man-size structure, to liaise directly with the body and with its sense of touch. The “Giro” cutlery set takes its shape and indeed its name from the distinguishing feature of architectural designs by the Dutch studio: the propeller.
Adapted and resized, a curve characterises and gives shape to this set, starting at the handle and winding its way up the body of each individual piece of cutlery. An ergonomic profile is gradually defined, giving rise to a dynamic motion. Balancing modernity and classical shapes, the “Giro” cutlery set is capable of making any table interesting/ special and unique.
Characteristics / Suggested use. Stainless steel guarantees hygiene and safety for contact with food. The polished finish gives it a shiny appearance and a pleasant feeling to touch. Light-weight yet concurrently hard-wearing.
Easy to handle and practical to grip. The cutlery has been designed so that the weight is distributed uniformly, giving stability and balance to each individual piece of cutlery both when in use as well as when laid on the table.
The curvilinear shape of the handles makes for an easy grip, at whatever point they are grasped and whether the user is leftor right-handed. The set comprises 13 pieces. 4-prongforks. The shape of the blade and the serrated edge are fully functional for cutting. Dishwasher safe.
18/10 Mirror polished stainlesss steel
- Size Description
cm 25,0 x cm 3,2 - h cm 7,09¾″1¼″ - h 2¾″
Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honors in 1987. In 1988 he and his wife, Caroline Bos, set up an architectural practice in Amsterdam named Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau, which realized, among others projects, the Karbouw office building, the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. In 1998 van Berkel and Bos relaunched their practice as UNStudio, where UN stands for "United Net". Ben van Berkel has lectured and taught at many architectural schools around the world. He has led Diploma Units at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (1992-1993) and the Architectural Association in London (1999). Before he became Professor Conceptual Design at the Städelschule in Frankfurt in 2001, he was Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Princeton University and Harvard University. In 2011 Ben van Berkel was appointed the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Central to his teaching is the inclusive approach of architectural works integrating virtual and material organisation and engineering constructions.