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“BLIP”, designed by LPWK (Laura Polinoro Workshop) – Paolo Gerosa, is the first Spoon rest to make its appearance in Alessi's catalogue. The name “BLIP” alludes onomatopoeically to the wave from a drop in water. The form is made from a thin sheet of steel and is cleverly resolved to cradle spoons and ladles of different lengths and sizes. Lightweight, formally discreet but also elegant and precious.
Born in Bergamo, Italy, Laura Polinoro graduated in Drama Art and Music Studies in Bologna. Her first job was in the field of contemporary dance as art director and costume and set designer. Later she undertook research at the Domus Academy in Milan. From 1990 to 1998 she was in charge of the Centro Studi Alessi, where she operated as meta-project designer and art director, coordinating workshops both in-house and in association with various universities and design institutes the world over. She was also involved in publishing and communications activities. Items which entered production in that period are identified with the acronym “CSA”. Since 2004 products overseen by Ms. Polinoro have been identified with the letters "LPWK"
He graduated from Politecnico di Milano with full marks in 2005. While studding he started the activity as Interior Designer realizing numerous public and private works. In 2006-2007 he worked for the research center of Baleri Italia, participating to the development of new lines of products. Since the early stages of research his main focus was on product design and on the expressing capacities of the industrial products. Together with the study of Interior projects he realized furniture elements in limited editions. Since 2008 collaborates with LPWK DESIGN.