Tonale tableware

A seemingly random collection of objects, the table service comprises a number of items including a tray, a board, a serving plate, carafes, flower vases, plates, bowls, beakers, and cups. The project, designed by David Chipperfield, was inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan, and China, and conceived as an exercise in refining functional household objects. The name 'Tonale' refers to Giorgio Morandi's use of colour tonality imbuing his daily objects with a sense of individuality. The objects are produced in a variety of materials including enamelled steel, glass, earthenware, and wood. While striving for expressive purity, the range honours today's requirements for durability and versatility.

Tonale tableware

A seemingly random collection of objects, the table service comprises a number of items including a tray, a board, a serving plate, carafes, flower vases, plates, bowls, beakers, and cups. The project, designed by David Chipperfield, was inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan, and China, and conceived as an exercise in refining functional household objects. The name 'Tonale' refers to Giorgio Morandi's use of colour tonality imbuing his daily objects with a sense of individuality. The objects are produced in a variety of materials including enamelled steel, glass, earthenware, and wood. While striving for expressive purity, the range honours today's requirements for durability and versatility.

Launch date:
2009/2010
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