Circus family

Marcel Wanders – Alessi – 2015/17
Project leader

With Marcel Wanders and Alessi here we created an exclusive family of collectible unique pieces. We wanted to underline how amazing is the knowledge and creative of Officina Alessi (exclusive sub brand of Alessi). 
We started with a collectible collection, then after about a year we added a new subcollection.

High-quality stainless steel material featuring bold, geometric patterns of circles, stripes, conic shapes, and colours such as white, black, yellow, red and gold, combines the functionality of kitchenware with the pageantry of the circus. Along with everyday tableware and accessories, such as plates, trays, bowls and storage containers, an heirloom collection of five classic kitchen tools is reimagined as circus characters. These limited-edition sculptures include “The Strongman”, “The Jester”, “The Ballerina”, “The Ringleader”, “The Candyman” and “The Seal” and are as functional as they are entertaining. Very detailed and of high quality, they eventually become family heirlooms. Designed in 2016 to bring delight, each piece delivers the wonder and amusement that can only be found under the big top.