Alessi Giro Kids Collection Cutlery
Children cutlery set in 18/10 stainless steel. fork, knife, spoon
Dutch designer Ben Van Berkel, inspired by his personal experience as a parent facing his children's small but great achievements, is tackling the design of a children's collection for the first time. "Doraff" is a multifunctional seat that leaves room for their innate imagination and creativity; "Giro Kids" is a basic but complete children’s table set: plate, bowl, beaker and cutlery.
The cutlery design reproduces that designed for the Giro service, presented in 2017 and characterised by one of the distinctive elements of the UNStudio constructions: the propeller.
The cutlery is shaped by a line that dynamically starts from the handle and rises along the body. An ergonomic profile that gradually emerges in a shape that incorporates a movement. However, this cutlery for children is not simply a small-scale replica of that created for adults. Careful adaptation to the needs of very young children has made these the perfect tools for eating their first meals on their own.
18/10 stainless steel
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<p>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.</p>