Tonale DrinkwarePrice: $16.50-$55.00
Design by David Chipperfield, 2009.
Inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan, and China, the Tonale collection 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. Tonale Drinkware includes pieces in both glass and stoneware.
Alessi's Tonale tableware collection was designed by David Chipperfield in 2009. Tonale Drinkware includes pieces in both glass and stoneware.
Material(s): Crystalline glass, stoneware
- Beaker: 3.25" Dia; 7 oz. capacity
- Carafe: 3.75" Dia; 26.5 oz. capacity
DC03/41 DC03/41 DC03/3000 DC03/3000S
Designer: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association in London. In 2004, Chipperfield was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to architecture. In 2006, he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), and in 2007 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (Hon. FAIA) and an Honorary Member of the BDA (Buned Deutscher Architekten). In 2008, he was elected a Royal Academician (RA) and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University.
David Chipperfield's design philosophy rests on the belief that the best results are achieved through a synthesis of concept, beauty and functional integration.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