matali crasset for alessi
matali crasset for alessi
jan 18, 2010

matali crasset for alessi

matali crasset with the ‘essentiel de patisserie’ collection for alessi photo by tania and vincent


designer matali crasset and pastry chef pierre hermé have collaborated to create ‘essentiel de patisserie’, a series of pastry tools designed for alessi. the four piece collection consists of a cake plate, cul-de-poule mixing bowl, whisk and spatula. the utensils themselves are designed to be rational and straightforward. the new collection was presented at macef 2010.

‘I decided to define a clear use scenario for each instrument with the aim of maintaining the simplicity I had observed in pâtisserie utensils. I therefore designed objects that are at once professional and generous, by which I mean that they are also accessible even to non specialists.’ –MC



matali crasset for alessi the cul-de-poule and the whisk photo by bernhard winkelmann



matali crasset for alessi the cul-de-poule photo by giacomo giannini



the cul-de-poule, a semi-spherical stainless steel container comprised of a round bump which allows the flexibility of mixing both small and large quantities of ingredients. the bump doubles as a handle for ease of grip. the bowl consists of two sections and is made of 18/10 stainless steel and silicone.



matali crasset for alessi the whisk photo by giacomo giannini



the whisk is a multi-functional tool constructed with elastic wires and a corolla equipped with rigid wires wrapped in silicone. the flexibility of the elastic wires is employed for light operations, such as beating egg whites. the corolla is used for thicker blends such as creams and pastes. the two-function whisk is made from 18/10 stainless steel and silicone.



matali crasset for alessi la spatola photo by bernhard winkelmann



la spatola combines the characteristics of a plastic spoon and a silicone blade.

the rigid side serves to mix the ingredients at the beginning, while the soft part allows chefs to finish a mixture and scrape the container empty. la spatula is made of PA and silicone. ‘for this particular item the idea was to mingle a spatula with a spoon, hence to bring about mutation rather than evolution.’ – MC



matali crasset for alessi the cake plate photo by giacomo giannini



the aim of the cake plate is to put emphasis on the cake itself. from the circular shapes to the bright color palette, crasset was influenced by concentric circles and the vibrant hues of cakes inherent to pastry making. the plate is made of interposable elements in melamine.



matali crasset for alessi alternative ways to use the cake plate photos by bernhard winkelmann


matali crasset for alessi alternative ways to use the cake plate photos by bernhard winkelmann

  • Did she use the same bowl to cut her hair 🙂 rawf rawf

    spooky says:
  • Flashback to 1997, I love the way she makes time stand still.

    Babs says:
  • good Job!

    marco says:
  • Haha… I thought the same thing while I look at the first shot.

    Li Rui says:

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