Alessi launches its first range for children, Alessibambino, next week. The first products are tableware and include a plate, bowl, glass, spoon, knife and fork and coaster. Made from unbreakable glass, all the products have been created to ‘interact with [kids’] imagination’ and have ‘dialogue with light’, says an Alessi spokeswoman. Further launches, including lights and toys, are planned.
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