Wine me, dine me at Milan2011

Marcel Wanders's Dressed range of cutlery and crockery for Alessi manages to be minimalist and gorgeously ornate at the same time.

Dressed is a beautiful new range of cutlery and crockery that Marcel Wanders designed for Alessi. It can be viewed at Milan Furniture Fair until 17 April 2011.

The collection is best described by a poem, courtesy of Wanders:

Dressed

May I invite you at my table

Let me serve you food and wine

Let me get my special plates,

my long legged crystals, my shiny silverware.

Because today is a special day

because today the sun came up,

because today the air filled our lungs with endless

amounts of air,

because today children were born from happy parents,

and because today I meet some friends.

Because today is a special day because no-one died and

no-one cried,

Because parrots repeat what you tell them

and because there are cookies in the shape of flowers

This is a day worth celebrating, a day worth happy faces,

Worth our best dress our silk stockings our gold green

Sunday shirt

 

today we don’t eat, we dine,

today we don’t walk, we dance

today we don’t sleep, we dream

today we don’t smile, we laugh

today we don’t wear boots, we wear crystal Cinderella’s

today we celebrate life and we are dressed for the occasion

 

Surprise your heart with your eyes and see that tomorrow will be another very special day...

Watch the Talk with Marcel Wanders