Design by Massimo Morozzi,2002.
Pasta Set is, simply, an homage to pasta. Morozzi showed the project to Alessi in 1982. The shape of the object was attractive and yet mysterious. Alessi organized a survey: roughly half of those interviewed did not realize it was a saucepan for boiling water, and came up with all kinds of interpretations. Nevertheless, Alessi decided to manufacture it, and that was a sound decision. Pasta Set has become so popular that it has had a profound influence on the market, winning the Gold Medal in 1986 at the Ljubljana Bio 11, and spawning at least a hundred imitators the world over.
Material(s): 18/10 mirror-polished stainless steel with magnetic heat diffusing bottom
Dimensions: 9.1"D X 11.8" H
Capacity: 5.3 qt.
Designer: Massimo Morozzi
Born in Florence in 1941, architect and designer. He lives and works in Milan. He is a member of the Archizoom group, co-ordinator of the Montefibre Design Centre, partner in the CDM Group (Consulenti Design Milano). Functional innovation and strong patterns are the reference points for his most recent creations with Cassina, Driade, Fiam. He has held lectures and seminars in Amsterdam, San Paolo, Melburne, Tokyo and at the Domus Academy and the European Design Institute of Milan.View other products by Massimo Morozzi
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.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi