ALESSI Lovely Breeze Rockingbowl
Rocking bowl in 18/10 stainless steel coloured with epoxy resin, black.
“Lovely Breeze” is the first project designed by Sakura Adachi for Alessi. A designer of Japanese origin, Adachi combines a conceptual approach with craftsmanship in her works. Her designs reveal a story, an idea that makes it possible best to exploit the characteristics of the materials used each time. A fan of the shape-function partnership, the designer conceives objects that offer space-saving solutions. This concept lies at the heart of “Lovely Breeze”, a rocking bowl characterised by a unique kinetic movement, like a leaf rustling in the breeze.
''Lovely Breeze is like a little dancer that can rock, swing and spin on the table. Sakura’s work is characterised by a combination of conceptual and craftsmanship approach. In her process of pursuing the best form and function, her products often results in multi-functional, transformable, foldable products or products that require space saving solutions. Just like Lovely Breeze, an iconic bowl / centrepiece that has a unique kinetic movement: the hemisphere weight at bottom keeps this “Rocking bowl” in vertical position but when some chocolates, candies, nuts or any other objects are placed on the bowl, it turns to horizontal position and functions as a container. Naturally, it goes back to the original upright position when you pick up the last object. It also occupies a little space as it stands up by itself when it is not in use!''