Alessi Nest

steel wire bowl

Steel wire, curved and soldered, is a material and a technique that was very much in the tradition of Alessi. 
I took the challenge to do something new and fresh using such a known and conventional material, and I started to work on an idea that is in apparent contradiction with that material. I was worried that this material may look too “cheap” for its lack of depth, of volume. So I “faked” a volume by using the wire structure as a hint to a surface, trying to create the illusion of a volume. 
Those volumes, or, better, the illusion of volume, is also the memory of a volume, the thickness of traditional materials like clay or terracotta, that are now almost genetically associated in our mind with weight, resistance and, in the end, quality.