For the past twenty years Alessi, the Italian household goods manufacturer, has commissioned well-known architects and designers to design domestic goods. In the process, the company has built up a worldwide reputation and brought design to a massive popular audience.
Launched in October 1998, the Alessi tray is the first of a series of products to be designed by the practice for Alessi. It is the result of combining research into laser-cutting technology with an exploration of tactile materials. Made from aluminium, the trays were introduced in two colours – silver and blue – with handles in cherry. The tray is currently available in one size, in silver with silver handles.