Introducing, Alessi’s Il Caffe / Tè Coffee and Tea Spoons 8 Piece Set. Each of the eight stainless steel spoons in this ultra-modern set has been designed by a different world-renowned architect. Will Alsop’s design features a long, curvy handle, so it resembles a drop of water running down a window. David Chipperfield’s spoon is wildly different – a perfectly round, highly polished spoon at the end of a long, thin handle. And Wiel Arets’ futuristic design looks like something you might find on a space station.
Architects designing spoons? It’s a strange idea, but it works so well. If you’re a lover of design… and ideas that are a little bit out of the ordinary, you’ll love Alessi’s Il Caffe / Tè Coffee and Tea Spoons 8 Piece Set.
Il Caffe / Tè Alessi Coffee and Tea Spoons 8 Piece Set features:
- Designed in Italy.
- Designed by a team of eight world-renowned architects – Denton Corker Marshall, Hani Rashid, Doriana and Massimilliano Fuksas, Wiel Arets, David Chipperfield, Juan Nouvel, Wil Alsop and Toyo Ito.
- Made from top quality 18/10 stainless steel.
- Each spoon is designed by a different architect, so each is different.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Presented as a set of eight spoons in an Alessi gift box.
A Japanese architect known for creating conceptual architecture, in which he seeks to simultaneously express the physical and virtual worlds. He is a leading exponent of architecture that addresses the contemporary notion of a “simulated” city, and has been called “one of the world’s most innovative and influential architects.” In 2013, Ito was awarded the Pritzker Prize, one of architecture’s most prestigious prizes. He was a likely front-runner for the Pritzker Prize for the previous 10 years. A recent trend has seen less experienced and well-known winners, for example Chinese architect Wang Shu in 2012, and the award to Toyo Ito is seen as recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in architecture.
A French architect. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (technically, the prize was awarded for the Institut du Monde Arabe which Nouvel designed), the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. Several museums and architectural centres have presented retrospectives of his work.
William Allen Alsop
A British architect and Professor of Architecture at University for the Creative Arts’s Canterbury School of Architecture. He is responsible for several distinctive and controversial modernist buildings which are usually distinguished by their use of bright colours and unusual avant-garde forms. In 2000, Alsop won the Stirling Prize, the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom, for the Peckham Library in the south-east of London…
Sir David Alan Chipperfield
An English architect. He established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. His major works include the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach, Germany; the Des Moines Public Library, Iowa; the Neues Museum, Berlin; The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Wakefield, UK, the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri; and the Museo Jumex in Mexico City. David Chipperfield Architects is a global architectural practice with offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai.
A Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist, industrial designer and the former Dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, in the United States of America. Arets was previously the ‘Professor of Building Planning and Design’ at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany. He is the founder of Wiel Arets Architects, a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio with offices located throughout Europe. From 1995-2002 he was the Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, where he introduced the idea of ‘progressive-research’ and co-founded the school’s architectural journal named HUNCH.
An Egyptian architect of Asymptote Architecture. In 2008, Rashid was the recipient of the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor Chair at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was also a member of the jury for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. From 2009 to 2011 he was a guest professor at the School of Architecture at Princeton University. Asymptote Architecture was awarded the prestigious Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in recognition of exceptional contributions to the progress and merging of art and architecture. Since its inception in 1989, Asymptote has received awards for visionary building construction, master planning, art installations, exhibitions, product design as well as spatial landmark for digital environments. Since October 2011 Rashid has been a professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Denton Corker Marshall
An international architecture practice established in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1972. It was founded by architects John Denton, Bill Corker, and Barrie Marshall. In Australia, Denton Corker Marshall is best known for landmark buildings such as the Melbourne Museum, which features a ‘blade’ section of roof rising to 35 metres, enclosing a small rainforest, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, which has a roof resembling a giant aircraft wing, and the Melbourne Gateway and Bolte Bridge, both part of the CityLink project. Other projects by the practice include the multi-award-winning Manchester Civil Justice Centre, a new visitors’ centre at Stonehenge, Sydney’s Governor Phillip Tower, the Museum of Sydney, extensions to the Australian War Memorial and Australian embassies in Tokyo and Beijing. The Australian Embassy in Beijing was the practice’s first China project, establishing the practice’s strong association with China over three decades. In recent years Denton Corker Marshall’s work has extended to more than 20 cities in Asia. In 2015, Denton Corker Marshall were selected to build the Australian Pavilion for the internationally re-knowned Venice Architecture Biennale.
Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas
Born in Rome in 1944; his father was Lithuanian Jewish while his Catholic mother was the daughter of a French father and an Austrian mother. At the beginning of the Sixties, he worked for Giorgio De Chirico in Rome. After he left Italy and worked for a period for Archigram in London, for Henning Larsen and for Jørn Utzon in Copenhagen. He received his degree in architecture from the La Sapienza University in 1969 in Rome, where he opened his first office in 1967, the GRANMA. For many years he has dedicated his special attention to the study of urban problems and in particular to the suburbs. From June 1997 he was advisor to the I.F.A. (Institut Français d’Architecture) Administration Board. Since January 2000, he writes the architecture column of the weekly publication L’Espresso, established by Bruno Zevi. In 2000 he was the Director of The Venice Biennale’s – 7th International Architecture Exhibition – “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”. He is a visiting professor at several universities, including the École spéciale d’architecture in Paris, and Columbia University in New York.