Designed by Shu Wang, 2012.
Clouds Root is a system of two trays, inspired by the elusiveness of the clouds. Each of two different designs features its own size and shape. The irregular shape of the larger 54 Cloud Roots Tray is visually balanced by the straight edges and the use of solid steel, with a firm, rigid border profile.
Clouds Root was inspired by the stones in the Garden of the Academics, which are considered clouds and represent the effects of the relationship between man and woman: one big, the other small; one a man, the other a woman. A part of the "(Un)Forbidden City" project. Offered in 18/10 stainless steel.
Material(s): 18/10 stainless steel
Dimensions: 21.25" W X 11.75" D
Designer: Shu Wang
Architect/Professor Shu Wang lives in Hangzhou, where he established the Amateur Architecture Studio with his wife Lu WenYu together in 1997. He's been working and doing research on re-establishment of contemporary Chinese architecture, which reflects in his projects as the Ceramic Houses, Vertical Courtyard Apartment, the Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, Five scatter house, New Campus of China Academy of Art in HangZhou, Ningbo Historic Museum, Tengtou Pavilion for Shanghai expo, etc. The application of vernacular, traditional, recycled construction materials with modern technology is an important and unique feature of his designs. His projects have been published in numerous books and magazines around the world. And also his works have been shown in museums, art and architecture centers, and educational institutes throughout the world. In 2009, his solo-exhibition "Architecture as a Resistance" was showed in the BOZAR art center in Brussels. He serves as the head of School of Architecture in China Academy of Art, one of the best art schools in China. He's been invited by universities, colleges and other institutes around the world to participate academic conferences, give lectures and make speeches.View other products by Shu Wang
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
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