Ever since the creation of the “Fatman” cake-stand/character in 2012, Wanders had been thinking about doing a collection of objects that would be humorous and surprising, particularly iconic, designed with the intention of evoking the unique feeling of experiencing a circus performance under the big top. The main body of the “Circus” collection is coloured stainless steel (recuperating a special production process initiated by Alessi in the 80s) and includes trays, placemats, a bottle holder, wine cooler and ice bucket. The set is rounded out with a salad serving bowl, bowls, cups and mugs in bone china as well as containers in tin and glass. Each piece is characterised by round and geometric decorations and by circles in the form of the strips or conical shapes in white, black, yellow, red and gold reminiscent of the symbols historically associated with the circus and that evoke the feelings of wonder and fun when, as children, we found ourselves enthralled for the first time by the magic of the towering circus tent.
Jar in silk-screen glass with hermetic lid in tinplate.
Extra Small - 17 3/4 oz – ø 41/4” – h 5” Small - 26 1/2 oz – ø 41/4” – h 61/4” Medium - 1 qt 2 oz – ø 41/4” – h 71/2” Large - 1 qt 19 1/2 oz – ø 41/4” – h 93/4”