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A Special Edition, produced for the anniversary, where the rim of the saucer is finished in the warm, shiny colour of copper. 2018 is the centenary of Achille Castiglioni's birth and Alessi is celebrating with a special edition of his “Bavero” coffee cups.
A creative genius with natural curiosity and a strong sense of irony, Achille Castiglioni was one of the masters of Italian design. Designed in 1997, the “Bavero” table set is characterised by an original, downward sloping rim. The Special Edition produced for the anniversary consists of a set of two bone china cups and saucers. The rim of the saucer is decorated with a metallic copper colour decal.
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.