alessi tonale crystalline glass carafe
A seemingly random collection of objects, the table service comprises a number of items including a tray, a board, a carafe, plates, bowls, beakers, and cups. The project, designed by david Chipperfield, was inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan, and China, and conceived as an exercise in refining functional household objects. The name "Tonale" refers to Giorgio Morandi's use of color tonality imbuing his daily objects with a sense of individuality. The objects are produced in a variety of materials including enameled steel, glass, earthenware, and wood. While striving for expressive purity, the range honors today's requirements for durability and versatility.