Design by Philippe Starck, 1996.
From Alessi's first collection of carefully selected miniatures: the Dédé Miniature Figure. The tiny collector's item hails from Philippe Starck's original 1996 design. A miniature figure in chrome-plated zamak with non-slip rubber base.
This is a miniature reproduction of the original, iconic Alessi product.
Arrives in gift packaging.
Material(s): Chrome-plated zamak with non-slip rubber base
Dimensions: 2.34" W X 2.34" D X 2.145" H
Designer: Philippe Starck
Born in Paris in 1949, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time. He has obtained many important acknowledgements such as the Grand Prix National de la Création industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, he considers himself as "a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer".
Philippe Starck on his Broom Chair design:
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