fuksas adds fish-themed salt cellar and oyster knife to colombina cutlery set for alessi
 

fuksas adds fish-themed salt cellar and oyster knife to colombina cutlery set for alessi

 

doriana and massimiliano fuksas have added to their ‘colombina collection’ for alessi with the introduction of two new pieces — a fish-shaped salt cellar, and an oyster knife. the pieces are specifically designed for the preparation, serving and consumption of seafood dishes, with each utensil featuring a decorative fish scale detail. the two new objects bring the number of stainless steel pieces in the collection to 13.

alessi colombina collection
a stainless steel salt cellar has been added to the collection
image by michael de pasquale (also main image)

 

 

realized with the culinary consultancy of alberto gozzi, fuksas’ designs for alessi focus on the hand gestures we naturally perform while eating. for example, the shellfish fork has slightly thin curved tips in order to ease the pulp extraction, while the butter knife has a rounded profile specifically designed for spreading mousses or pâtés. these functional details reveal the use of each utensil.

alessi colombina collection
the fish-shaped object can contain salt or caviar
image by alessandro milani

 

 

in addition to the salt cellar and oyster knife, the collection also includes: a fish fork, knife, and spoon place setting, a fork, knife, and spoon for serving fish, an oyster and clam fork, a butter knife, a caviar spoon, and a shellfish fork. finally, the shellfish cracker — not to be confused with lobster pliers — is a sturdy utensil with long thin arms, and is an essential tool for breaking harder parts of the shell, while leaving the flesh intact.

 

the ‘colombina collection’, which was previously featured on designboom in 2015, is presented by alessi during milan design week 2017. see designboom’s ongoing coverage of the event here.

alessi colombina collection
decorative scales have again been applied to the design
image by alessandro milani

alessi colombina collection
an oyster knife brings the number of pieces in the collection to 13
image by michael de pasquale

alessi colombina collection
the pieces are specifically designed for the preparation and consumption of seafood
image by alessandro milani

alessi colombina collection
the designs respond to the hand gestures we perform while eating
image by alessandro milani

alessi colombina collection
the ‘colombina collection’ also includes oyster and clam forks
see designboom’s previous coverage of the series here

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