On form: Duo lays Ovale design on the table

07.09.2010 Italy : Tableware : Alessi

Italy – French duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a minimalist and delicate tableware collection, Ovale, for Italian brand Alessi.

Explaining their oval shape-based design, the Bouroullecs said: ‘There is a desire for simplicity.’ Despite being called Ovale, products in the collection take on a subtle asymmetric form, making the modest design expressive and playful.

The line includes white stoneware plates, cups and bowls, a stainless steel ice bucket and serving dishes, as well as water and wine glasses.

Reflecting a Leanomics approach to design, Ronan Bouroullec added: ‘[Ovale] speaks about everyday life, about breakfast, lunch, about getting everyone together for dinner.’

LS:N Global has previously explored this attitude in our Emotional Home macro Inspire.

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