The Blow Up range of containers by the Campana brothers is being launched as part of Alessi’s spring/summer range. Created ‘with the idea of assembling hypothetical offcuts of steel wire and welding them together’, the Blow Up family of products is part of the Brazilian-born duo’s attempt to ‘express the contradictions of urban chaos’ using ‘hybrid, primitive forms’. The citrus basket (pictured) is made of stainless steel tubes, moulded together and measures 35 x 35 cm. Other designers featured in the collection include Ron Arad, Alessandro Mendini, Stefano Giovannoni, Miriam Mirri, Marta Sansoni and Richard Sapper.
MarinaTex, an organic and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic, was developed by University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes.
The visual identity combines the club’s “illustrious heritage” and “future glory” with an eye to digital platforms and more casual fans.
The week-long festival will also host speakers including interaction design expert Daljit Singh and representatives from Heatherwick Studio.