This new family of objects is part of ongoing collaboration with the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, which began in 2007 with the “Chin Family”. What role has the Museum played in this project? What form did its involvement take? In actual fact, it was coming into close contact with the extraordinary collection of art works at the National Palace Museum that set Stefano’s imagination racing, inspiring him to explore the millennial tradition of Chinese applied arts and develop his own contemporary interpretation of them. This interpretation is in keeping with the playful style of which our designer is an acknowledged master, a characteristic that, in the designs presented today, takes a very new form.
It is important to remember that the objects presented here, just like the ones in the “Chin Family”, characters or flowers and fruits, each performing the roles of domestic household objects, are made partly in hand-decorated plastic and partly in fine bone china, also hand-decorated. The magic of Giovannoni’s design lies in the fact that these objects recall the grace of 18th century ceramic trinkets, while at the same time being utterly contemporary!
On the occasion of this new collection, the book “OrienTales”, conceived and designed by Stefano himself, is currently being prepared for release by the publishing house Gli Ori. The book describes the design process behind the origin of these small household objects, with a number of texts and many lovely illustrations.
All-purpose box in melamine, green. Hand-decorated.
Item code: ASG97 GR
Color: green,green mint
Height (cm): 5.00
Length (cm): 15.00
Width (cm): 15.00
Born in La Spezia in 1954, Stefano as an architect and designer was taught by Buti at Florence University. In the early 80’s he founded the King-Kong Production Group along with Guido Venturini. His explosive talent enables him to embody a complex system of 'affective codes' in his projects. This great approach won him the title of 'Super & Popular' designer in the 90’s. A technical designer par excellence he has industrial design in his DNA and the capacity to understand public sentiment like no other designer mentioned in this catalogue. His projects began with the “Girotondo” (1989 designed with Guido Venturini) and the first transparent objects in plastic from the “Family Follows Fiction” series (1993). There is a huge number of his items in the “Officina Alessi”, “Alessi” and “A di Alessi” catalogues. www.stefanogiovannoni.it