THE RINGLEADER
call bell

The Ringleader call bell - Alessi Circus Collection
The Ringleader call bell - Alessi Circus Collection_1
The Ringleader call bell - Alessi Circus Collection_2
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THE RINGLEADER
call bell

Marcel Wanders presents this piece with a poetic, somewhat poignant story: a ringmaster turned slightly crazy, who thinks he is still in command of the circus, and instead spends his days being transported around by his trained monkey. From this tale an enchanting object comes to life: on a small shiny carriage stands the imposing figure of the “Ringleader”, with his distinctive red coat, elegant top hat and thick black moustache. Before him his little monkey, endlessly toiling, fuelled by his longing for the unreachable banana suspended in front of his eyes. With a strong tap on the ringmaster’;s top hat, the object’s function becomes clear: “Ringleader” is a stylish call bell, the mechanism of which is concealed under the broad crimson tailcoat.



Call Bell polished 18/10 stainless steel.
8½” x 5” – h 6½”
Limited edition numbered from 0 to 999 and 9 artist's proofs.

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CHARACTERISTICS MW 38 - THE RINGLEADER

A sculptural object for collectors, dedicated to true connoisseurs of the applied arts, it is composed of 35 parts in 18/10 stainless steel produced using three different production processes, depending on the type of component to be made. Lost wax casting, for complex design elements with minute details to be reproduced; CNC machining for details that require high-precision execution for the purpose of coupling; flatbed laser cutting for complex geometric figures. Decorated with decal transfers applied by hand and kiln-fired. Any slight variations in the colour or decal appliqué – either between one item and another, or over time – should be considered intrinsic characteristics of a product made employing an artisan process, which results in each item being truly unique. Some parts are painted.
Produced at the factory at Crusinallo, Omegna it’s ideal for a special and exclusive gift.
THE RINGLEADER
character history
With a never-ending bell sound in his head no one can blame Massimo for being a bit mad. From his high seat he sings out orders with his resonating voice as he is chauffeured around by his hungry little monkey. In Massimo’s head, he’s still the leader and everyone lets him believe so, but in fact, he lost that position a long time ago when the bell sound took over his mind. Luckily, Massimo’s big belly is the basis of a beautifully strong voice so no one sees a reason to burst his bubble. Massimo can happily keep collecting applauses in front of a full audience.
 
THE JESTER
corkscrew
He laughs, shouts, jumps and gesticulates madly:
Gilberto does whatever it takes to get attention.
THE STRONGMAN
nutcracker
A strapping heart-breaker, welcome Marcello: the world's strongest man!
THE BALLERINA
carillon
Valentina and the little mouse, the most dazzling couple of the day.
THE CANDYMAN
candy dispenser
Alberto collects sweet treats in his hat as tasty memories.
THE JESTER
corkscrew
He laughs, shouts, jumps and gesticulates madly:
Gilberto does whatever it takes to get attention.
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THE STRONGMAN
nutcracker
A strapping heart-breaker, welcome Marcello: the world's strongest man!
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THE BALLERINA
carillon
Valentina and the little mouse, the most dazzling couple of the day.
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THE CANDYMAN
candy dispenser
Alberto collects sweet treats in his hat as tasty memories.
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