Quattro Muri E Due Case Tray by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi
by Ted Savage / March 6, 2014
No more, no less; Quattro Muri E Due Case Tray by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi (Italian for "four walls and two houses") seeks simplicity of purpose in an innovation-obsessed world, with a bamboo tray that serves a basic function, while presenting a contemplative rustic scene, two cottages (the handles), facing a walled garden.


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Details: De Lucchi explains, "It's not performing any special functionality. I think what it does is bring to the table, on a small scale, a landscape - a very simple piece of land with four walls, two houses. Landscape has become a very poetic condition and something we're increasingly worried about damaging. So one message of the tray is to present a human being living in the world without fighting against the natural landscape." This is his first work for Alessi.

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Designer: Renowned architect and product designer Michele De Lucchi is a 1975 grad of the Florence Art College, and a co-founder of the Memphis Group in the 1980s.

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