Levante by Alessandro Zambelli

April 21, 2014

Alessandro Zambelli has designed a collection of bowls made from ceramic and cork.





From the designer

In Mediterranean culture, “dysfunction” can be seen as the anthropological ability to find a way round, an ad hoc solution to make up for a shortcoming.

Here, the bowls gain a new ‘stability’ from an added support or prop which holds them up. It is an instinctive gesture, not designed as the only or definitive solution.

The choice of the cork – a symbol of wine in Mediterranean culture – evokes memories of the countryside and the habit of using corks to mend everyday objects for re-use.

Design: Alessandro Zambelli

Photography by Walter Borghetti