• Ships to Canada

Design by Marcel Wanders, 2016.
By Alessi.

The Ballerina Music Box, Limited Edition features a graceful pachyderm pirouetting atop a golden ball. Dancing to the tune Entry Of The Gladiators by Julius FuĉÍk, the well-known tune that heralds the beginning of the circus, Valentina and her mouse partner are a charming duo. Crafted from 18/10 stainless steel embellished with bright colors, the carillon mechanism is housed in the platform base of the music box. Limited edition of 999 numbered copies, each Ballerina Music Box includes nine artist's proofs.

The perfect sculptural object for true connoisseurs of the applied arts, Ballerina is created using four different production processes. Lost wax casting, for complex design elements with minute details to be reproduced; CNC machining for details that require high-precision execution for the purpose of coupling; flatbed laser cutting for complex geometric figures; cold forming of sheet metal for parts that can typically be made using the traditional production technology employed by Alessi. The figure of the elephant is composed of three parts that are soldered together using laser technology. The carillon mechanism is produced in Switzerland by craftsmen. Decorated with decal transfers appliquéd by hand and kiln-fired. Any slight variations in the color or decal appliqué &—; either between one item and another, or over time —; should be considered intrinsic characteristics of a product made employing an artisan process, which results in each item being truly unique.

Collaborating with Alessi, Marcel Wanders has created a magical and mystical world inspired by the sensory experience of the circus. Exploring the combination of color, geometric shapes and stainless steel, Wanders has created a fun and unexpected collection of functional kitchenware embodying the historical symbols of the Big Top. From everyday kitchen staples to the five distinct kitchen tools as specially-made sculptures, the Circus Collection is sure to surprise and delight for years to come. Family heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation.

Dimensions
  • 6"W X 4"D X 6.25"H
Material(s)
18/10 Stainless steel
Notes
Limited edition of 999 numbered copies and 9 artist's proofs.
Item Number
ALS-THE-BALLERINA-MUSIC-BOX-LIMITED-EDITION
Model(s)
MW38