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This Special Edition of the “AC04” fruit bowl/colander is Alessi’s homage to an exceptional talent in the centenary of his birth in 1918.
A creative genius with natural curiosity and a strong sense of irony, Achille Castiglioni was one of the masters of Italian design. Designed in 1995, this fruit bowl/colander is a perfect example of Castiglioni’s ability to solve the little problems of dining though smart, functional innovation. This precious, limited series is made in stainless steel with an elegant copper colour finish. Stainless steel copper colour PVD coating and a stand in anthracite colour aluminium. Colander in polished 18/10 stainless steel. This collector’s piece is a must for admirers of an unforgettable designer.
Born in Milan in 1918, he started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, he was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and its shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials. He dies in 2002.