Alessi OrienTales paradise birds collection by stefano giovannoni for
this new family of objects is part of an ongoing collaboration with the national palace museum in taiwan and stefano giovannoni, which began in 2007 with the . in fact, the museum set stefano's imagination racing, inspiring him to explore the millennial tradition of chinese applied arts and develop his contemporary interpretation of them. this interpretation is keeping with the playful style of which our designer is an acknowledged master. a characteristic that, in the designs presented today, takes a very new form. just like the objects in the “chin family", each piece performs the roles of domestic household objects and is, in part, hand-decorated. the magic of giovannoni's design lies in the fact that these objects recall the grace of 18th century ceramic trinkets, while continuing to be utterly contemporary! be sure to keep an eye out for the release of “OrienTales" – a book conceived and designed by stefano himself in occasion with his new collection. the book describes the design process behind the origin of these small household objects with a number of texts and illustrations. we promise to keep you posted!