‘aperitivo tower dining set’ by angela and mark gilbert (studio gilbert 13) of the UK, is one of the shortlisted entries of the designboom competition ‘it’s aperitivo time‘ in collaboration with peroni and alessi.

designer’s own words: ‘a centrepiece to the aperitivo experience, the tower presents a quick, easy and stylish way of transporting, displaying and eating aperitivo. the plates slot onto the central stem creating an array of organically shaped platters, inspired by the growths of leaves the characterful waiter displays and offers the food to its guests. the eclectic shaped wooden stem is inspired by the shapes and textures found in glassware, finished off at the top by an integral handle and at its base a die cast iron disc, reassuringly heavy keeping the product stable and also providing a utilitarian look which contrasts with the high gloss stem.’

gilbert13: aperitivo tower dining set