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Ottagonale Coffee & Tea Set

by Carlo Alessi, from Alessi

ottagonale coffee & tea set

ottagonale coffee & tea set

Design Carlo Alessi
Stainless steel, bakelite
Made by Alessi

The Ottagonale collection is a re-edition of the Alessi tea and coffee set projects, as well as of the bar and kitchen objects of 20s, 30s and 40s. This series includes a coffee pot, teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl & tray in 18/10 mirror polished stainless steel with bakelite handles. Can be purchased individually or as a 5 piece set.

Carlo Alessi was born in Granerolo (Verbania) in 1916, studied technical design at the OMAR institute in Novara and, at an early age worked in the metal workshop set up by his father, Giovanni, in 1921. From the mid-thirties until the mid-forties, he designed many Alessi works including the "Ottagonale", "Scalini", "Cilindrica" and "Bombé" series. In the fifties, he became managing director of the company bringing with him a new international dimension and began working with new external designers. He was president of Alessi S.p.A until 2009, when he passed away.

coffee pot: 8" w | 4.25" d | 6.75" h
teapot: 8.25" w | 4.75" d | 5.75" h
milk jug: 4.25" w | 2.75" d | 4" h
sugar bowl: 5.75" w | 3.75" d | 3.25" h
tray: 18.5" L | 12.5" w

$135.00 + free shipping
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Carlo Alessi

Carlo Alessi was the chief designer of the Alessi company from 1935 until the early 80s. He took over the company from his father, Giovanni, after having worked in his metal workshop. Carlo designed many of the notable Alessi pieces, including the “Bombe” series. By the 1950s, he became managing director and moved the company from manufacturing crafted eating and drinking products into welcoming external designers from all over the world. Collaborations with artists such as Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass, Richard Sapper, and Achille Castiglioni helped bring Allesi into a new decade of design. Phillipe Starck’s Juicy Salif and Michael Graves bird-shaped kettle whistle are among many well-known products of the Alessi range. Carlo Alessi remained company president until his death in 2009.
Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi to produce crafted metal products for eating and drinking. In 1935, Carlo Alessi, son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945, he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombe, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo's younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician. By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and his playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.

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