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Cohncave Centrepiece - Ø 49 cm / Alessi 100 Values Collection - Alessi

Ø 49 cm / Blue & yellow

Brand : Alessi

Designer : CSASusan Cohn

146 £146.00
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  • Colour : Blue - Yellow
  • Material : Steel wire
  • Dimensions : Ø 49 cm
  • Weight : 1.76 lb
  • Characteristics : Alessi 100 Values Collection: collection to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alessi brand - Model created in 1992 by Susan Cohn - Packaging specially created for Alessi's centenary - Openwork centrepiece
  • Country of Manufacture : Italy
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Notice to collectors, design fans and everyone who’d like to rediscover the essential figures of Italian design! The iconic Italian brand Alessi is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the “Alessi 100 Values ​​Collection”: this collection celebrates the values that define the identity and practice of the Dream Factory (Fabbrica dei Sogni). A collection of surprising objects, from the Alessi Museum's Archive Fund, which includes projects that have never been produced before, brand-new versions of cult objects as well as icons in the making. Twelve projects, each referring to a different value, will be presented over twelve months, from May 2021 to April 2022. "Alessi 100 Values ​​Collection" celebrates 100 years of applied arts research and the start of a new century of experimentation. The fourth of the Alessi values ​​to be promoted is Beyond: or the desire to always go further. Not in a wanton gesture, simply to offer something different, but with the ambition to change our ways of working, our world of objects, and so avoid stagnating in the comfort of excessive routine. The Beyond value is represented by a new edition of the Cohncave centrepiece created in 1992 by Australian goldsmith Susan Cohn during a design workshop organised by Centro Studi Alessi (CSA). Susan Cohn’s creations can be found in leading design and contemporary art museums, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Shanghai Museum and the National Gallery of Australia. A meeting between art and design, this simple, minimalist looking centrepiece actually hides an extremely sophisticated design. Susan Cohn was inspired by the wire mesh cabinets in which food was once stored, and came up with an ingenious concept that plays on the moiré effect resulting from the passage of light between two superimposed mesh surfaces. Cohncave's clean, elementary volume is formed by the superposition of two steel meshes of different colours, creating an optical effect that’s both seductive and unexpected. Cohncave is an everyday object imbued with mystery, which captivates the eye through its permanent interaction with light. Breaking free from the narrow constraints of industrial production, Cohncave transcends its functionality to assume the status of a work of art. In this new version, Cohncave is dressed in two original chromatic variations, available in different formats. Cohncave is an object dedicated to all those who have a lasting spirit, who are curious, creative, passionate, in tune with the world and able to always force themselves to go further, like Susan Cohn, who surprises us once again with creations that have the gift of resonating with the times. Susan Cohn: “The Cohncave basket is one of those creations that not only marks a turning point in your practice, but also continues to nourish your thinking. ‘’

In detail:
  • Variation : Ø 49 cm / Blue & yellow

  • Brand : Alessi

  • Designer : CSA - Susan Cohn

  • Colour : Blue & yellow - Border: steel

  • Material : Two layers of steel wire mesh coloured with epoxy resin, superimposed and assembled with a steel border

  • Dimensions : Ø 49 cm
  • Weight : 1.76 lb
  • Characteristics : Alessi 100 Values Collection: collection to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alessi brand - Model created in 1992 by Susan Cohn - Packaging specially created for Alessi's centenary - Openwork centrepiece
  • Country of Manufacture : Italy

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