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Alessi, container Water Tower

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ike its name suggests, Water Tower by Alessi references the iconic cisterns dotted around the rooftops of New York City. Spotted at HOMI January 2017, Water Tower is a fun kitchen jar, ideal for storing biscuits, pasta, flour, salt...

  • What is it? Water Tower is the latest kitchen jar by Alessi.
  • What is special about it? It’s a small-scale replica of vintage water towers dotted around the skyline of the city of New York; this accessory turns any kitchen into a real cosmopolitan space full of metropolitan charm. The perfect mix of sass and irony.
  • How is it made? Water Tower is a kitchen jar in 18/10 stainless steel in a mirrored finish, base in either a steel or a black epoxy resin finish. Actually, it’s an extremely detailed replica of a vintage water tower: evenly placed concentric rings, a pointed lid and structural base.
  • Who is it by? World class Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind is part of the deconstructivist movement. Daniel Libeskind is an eclectic artist and designer, best known for distorted volumes, crisp lines and asymmetric shapes. Water Tower pays tribute to Milanese architect and friend Aldo Rossi, known for studying the link between urban design and domestic landscape.
  • We have chosen it because… Water Tower has something of the majestic and sculptural, yet with a pinch of classic Alessi irony. You wouldn’t really expect to find a kitchen jar like this, but once you’ve found it you know it’s the piece you’ve been looking for: fun, functional and cutting edge.


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