The centrepiece made of natural beech wood is part of the “Dressed in Wood” collection by Marcel Wanders for Alessi. The centrepiece is produced in the Italian Strona valley, like all of the wooden products of the Dressed collection. Wooden accessories are produced by combining traditional craftsmanship with modern high-tech production, leaning on the tradition of wood processing.
The centrepiece, with a diameter of 39 cm, is made of massive beech wood. The natural, untreated wooden structure of the bowl is ornamented with a floral relief border. The decoration was incorporated into the plate by means of laser technique and was manually worked afterwards. The beauty of the structures is kept by cleaning the plates with a damp sponge and by thoroughly drying them afterwards.
Through the use of natural material each bowl is unique.
Please note that the bowls are made of untreated beech wood. The centrepiece is therefore only somewhat suitable to serve and present fruit or similar foods, since the fruit acid and liquids might damage the wooden structure (if the wood isn’t treated).