In Wanders’s imagination, five classic household utensils: "The Jester", "Candyman", "Strongman", "Ringleader", and "Ballerina", have come to life as theme sculptures destined to become family heirlooms, to be collected and passed on from generation to generation. The five objects are predominantly made of stainless steel with a few details in different materials. Their method of production — halfway between industrial production and craftsmanship — highlights one of the features most appreciated about Alessi in today’s world. Each of the five objects in the collection is produced in a limited edition of 999 pieces.
The circus is filled with wonderful personas that all play their small part in the spectacle. Each character in this iconic series surprises with its own personality and specific historical carnival relevance to be treasured.
With a never-ending bell sound in his head no one can blame the "Ringleader" for being a bit mad. From his high seat he sings out orders with his resonating voice as he is chauffeured around by his hungry little monkey. In the "Ringleader's" head, he’s still the leader and everyone lets him believe so, but in fact, he lost that position a long time ago when the bell sound took over his mind. Luckily, the "Ringleader's" big belly is the basis of a beautifully strong voice so no one sees a reason to burst his bubble. The "Ringleader" can happily keep collecting applauses in front of a full audience.
Call bell in 18/10 stainless steel. Limited edition of 999 numbered copies and 9 artist’s proofs.