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:
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
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
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...