Mr. Chin Little Hat

Born in 1971 in Tokyo, Takeda Rumiko actually lives and works in Milan. She graduated as a graphic designer at the Tokyo Tama Art University and industrial designer at the Milan’s European Design Institute. Since years collaborates fruitfully with the renowned design studio of Stefano Giovannoni. Between 2007 and 2010, she developed through this partnership very successful product ranges, the “Chin Family”, “OrienTales” and “Banana Family”which were expressly created for Alessi. Born in La Spezia in 1954, Stefano as an architect and designer was taught by Buti at Florence University. In the early 80’s he founded the King-Kong Production Group along with Guido Venturini. His explosive talent enables him to embody a complex system of 'affective codes' in his projects. This great approach won him the title of 'Super & Popular' designer in the 90’s. A technical designer par excellence he has industrial design in his DNA and the capacity to understand public sentiment like no other designer mentioned in this catalogue. His projects began with the “Girotondo” (1989 designed with Guido Venturini) and the first transparent objects in plastic from the “Family Follows Fiction” series (1993). There is a huge number of his items in the “Officina Alessi”, “Alessi” and “A di Alessi” catalogues. The principal objective of “The Chin Family”, the collection created by the collaboration between Alessi and Taiwan's National Palace Museum, was to create a figure concept that would be a mascot for the museum. With this brief, Stefano Giovannoni created a whole family of little characters, each with their own special domestic role. The technology used to make the characters is unusual: instead of being made with a single moulding injection, each object is moulded in separate pieces and then assembled, like wooden figurines. The details of the artistically-interpreted Oriental clothing are painted by hand. Designed by: Takeda Rumiko, Giovannoni Stefano Features: -Material: Thermoplastic resin. -Hand decorated.

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