Design is most beautiful when it transforms inconspicuous everyday objects into real furnishing items, when it enhances functional objects with small design details, turning them into exceptional products that will accompany us for a long time and that we will grow fond of. The Birillo series by Alessi is a good example of this.
The bathroom container by the designer Piero Lissoni brings an unexpected elegance to simple everyday objects. The three-part Birillo box offers space for many small objects such as hair ties and clips, eyelash curlers and make-up. The lower container can hole larger utensils, while the upper compartment is divided into three parts. This makes the box suitable for nearly every utensil in the bathroom.
The bathroom container convinces on its own and as part of the ensembe of the Birillo collection with its soft lines, its elegant simplicity and the qualities that make Piero Lissoni’s Birillo collection stand out from the masses of bathroom accessories. Through the roundings at the bottom, the footprint is not visible at all, the objects of the family seem to float, to drift across the flat spaces of the bathroom.
With Birillo, Alessi presents its first extensive bathroom collection. Simple and beautiful, practical and extensive – Birillo offers the possibility of completing the bathroom and giving it an elegant and harmonious appearance.
Regarding the design for Birillo, Piero Lissoni based his creations on a rounded square which evolves into different three-dimensional bodies. The designer himself describes the form as an “unconventional square or completely misshapen round form”.