Object of desire: Alessi's trademark simplicity meets the sculptor Abi Alice's furistic touch in this piece.
This basket combines Alessi's simple designs with the artist and sculptor Abi Alice's futuristic touch. Based in Sydney, Alice studied silver-smithing and began making tableware before expanding into photography and painting.
Her pieces for Alessi always combine geometry with abstract folding and form. The piece started off as a drawing then painting and finally transformed into a three-dimensional object to create what Alice termed "resonance".
Use the bowl as a kitchen staple to store fruit or snacks or save it for special occasions where it can be used as a modern bread basket.
It's perfect for storing - all you need to do is fold it up into a small triangle that can be neatly tucked away in your kitchen cupboard.
Harmonic basket, Dh380, Boutique 1, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, 04 425 7888 and elsewhere; www.boutique1.com