1. Achille Castiglioni's Dry Cutlery for Alessi
Designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1982, the Milanese architect created this beautiful yet practical set for Alessi combining shiny mirror finish cutlery and matte finish handles. The designer, who is considered one of the great masters of Italian design, believed objects had to fulfil two essential requirements. First, they should offer practical solutions to the small problems arising while being at the table, possibly with intelligent functional innovation. Second, they should also satisfy the public’s taste, for example, for the finish of metal.
Available at Alessi and other retailers including Farfetch, Selfridges, and Tangs
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