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Soup bowl in porcelain, set of 4.
The Seventies: Franco Sargiani and Eija Helander designed “Programma 8” for Alessi. This systematic and comprehensive project of small modular and stackable household items was based on the very same methodological premise of the “international-style” architecture of the period: the theory of open-system meta-design ideal for the free composition of unlimited living and formal models. Defined by Alessandro Mendini as "the most advanced collection of household goods in the world" ("Paesssaggio casalingo", 1979), "Programma 8", which as we know is a radical revision of table and kitchen service products with the emphasis on maximum practicality and flexibility of use, was revisited and completed in 2005, adding the preserving function to those of cooking and serving.
Around the original and key product created in 1975, the stainless steel tray, others such as ceramic containers, oil and vinegar cruets, salt and pepper castors, serving cutlery and a wooden cutting board has been developed. The project is now being completed with the missing sizes of trays (with the addition of grates) and chopping boards, with new covers for the square chopping board and ceramic containers, with the small glass container, porcelain soup bowl and melamine placemat. The basic table set is thus complete.
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