Design is beautiful when it makes unimpressive everyday-objects real furnishing items, when it transforms functional objects into exceptional products by means of small design-changes, converting things that will remain at our side during a long time, things that we love. The Brillo-series by Alessi is a great example for this.
The beaker by the designer Piero Lissoni offers an unknown elegance to the simple everyday item. The otherwise only functional beaker mustn’t be hidden any more, but it can be proudly presented as design-object out of the Alessi house.
The Beaker convinces on its own or in an ensemble of the Birillo-Collection with its light lines, its elegant plainness and the characteristics, which withdraw themselves from other products of Piero Lissonis Birillo of the rest of the bathroom accessories: Through the curves at the bottom, the storage space won't be visible and the objects of the family seem to float, to drift on the flat areas of the bathroom.
With Birillo, Alessi presents its first bulky bathroom collection. Plain and beautiful, practically and bulky, Birillo offers the possibility to fulfil the bathroom and to give it an elegant and harmonious appearance.
Creatively inspired, Piero Lissoni based his product on the form of a rounded square which develops itself through different three-dimensional bodies. The designer himself describes the shape as „imperfect square or totally missed round shape“. The combination of the materials stainless steel and plastic (PMMA) cater also for attractive contrasts in appearance and touch.