Tonale tableware

An apparently random collection of objects, this table service comprises a number
of items including a tray, a board, a carafe, plates, bowls, beakers and cups. The
forms are inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan and China, as well
as by the work of the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi. Conceived as an exercise in
refining functional household objects and produced in stoneware, timber, glass and
enamelled steel, the objects strive for expressive purity, without neglecting durability
and versatility.

Tonale tableware

An apparently random collection of objects, this table service comprises a number
of items including a tray, a board, a carafe, plates, bowls, beakers and cups. The
forms are inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan and China, as well
as by the work of the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi. Conceived as an exercise in
refining functional household objects and produced in stoneware, timber, glass and
enamelled steel, the objects strive for expressive purity, without neglecting durability
and versatility.

Launch date:
2009/2015
Manufacturer:
Alessi, Italy
Design:
David Chipperfield
Material:
Stoneware, timber, glass, enameled steel, silicone
Finish:
Matt glaze, oil, enamel
Photography:
Roman Maerz, Simon Menges
Sketch:
David Chipperfield