Tonale DinnerwarePrice: $16.50-$110.00
Design by David Chipperfield, 2009.
Inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan, and China, Tonale Dinnerware was conceived as an exercise in refining functional household objects. While striving for expressive purity, the range honors today's requirements for durability and versatility.
The name "Tonale" refers to Italian painter Giorgio Morandi's use of color tonality, imbuing his daily objects with a sense of individuality. This seemingly random collection of objects is produced in a variety of materials including enameled steel, glass, stoneware and wood.
Alessi's Tonale Dinnerware was designed by David Chipperfield in 2009. Inspired by ceramics from Korea, Japan, and China, this seemingly random collection of objects is produced in a variety of materials including enameled steel, glass, stoneware and wood.
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Designer: David Chipperfield
Sir David Chipperfield was born in London in 1953 and studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association in London. After graduating he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. David Chipperfield Architects was established in 1984 and the practice currently has over 200 staff at its offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The practice has won numerous national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including RIBA and AIA awards and the Stirling Prize 2007.
David Chipperfield has taught and lectured worldwide. He has been Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, and Visiting Professor at several schools of architecture in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts London.View other products by David Chipperfield
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