Alessi LCD02 Cutlery by Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Alessi LCD02 Cutlery by Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Maxwell Ryan
May 12, 2011

I've started a hunt for new flatware for our house and really like this hard to find set, designed by one of the three Castiglioni brothers in 1938 (and later completed by Dominioni). It has a lightness about it, while the deep black POM handles provide visual punctuation and a homey feel.

From Alessi - "The distinctive feature of this cutlery is the equilibrium between the concept of homeware, still artisanal, and its industrial future, a combination which instantly garnered universal approval and admiration. “They are ‘types’ of cutlery of such great style, purity of form and design, that I have to say that no more beautiful cutlery is

produced anywhere else in the world” commented Giò Ponti in Domus. A lighter, tapered form with no frills, yet highly functional. Take the prongs of the fork for example: “why have four if three are enough?”. "

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