Table Bell in the Form of the Circus Director
With a never ending bell sound in his head no none can blame Massimo for being a little mad. From his high seat on the coach he sings commands while he is being chauffeured around by his always-hungry monkey. Massimo still believes that he is the leader and everyone lets him believe so. In reality, however, he has lost his leadership position some time ago, when the ringing sound took over his mind. Luckily Massimo’s belly is the reason for his beautiful strong voice, which is why no one sees a reason for letting the bubble of illusion burst. And so Massimo can keep on collecting applause from the crowds in the circus tent every day on the new, while in reality others actually took over the circus’ leadership.
The Ringleader Call Bell belongs to the limited edition of the Circus Collection by Alessi. It was designed by Marcel Wanders and is a table bell in the form of the circus ringmaster, who is sitting on a carriage pulled by a monkey. The hungry little monkey kicks the pedals being after the banana hanging in front of his face, thereby moving the carriage with the bell. With a bold stroke on the ringleader’s hat, the bell makes its ringing sound.
Strictly Limited Edition and Hand-made
The Ringleader Call Bell by Alessi is a sculptural object for design lovers and available in a limited edition of 999 pieces. It consists of 35 parts made of stainless steel, which are assembled in three different production processes. Lost wax casting, for complex design elements with minute details to be reproduced; CNC machining for details that require high-precision execution for the purpose of coupling; flatbed laser cutting for complex geometric figures. The coloured parts of the table ball are painted elaborately by hand, which is why minimum blemishes can occur. This is however not a shortcoming, but makes each individual call bell absolutely unique. It is the perfect gift for special occasions and accompanies one for a lifetime.
In addition to the Circus Collection by Marcel Wanders, a series of different circus figures in strictly limited design came into being. There are only 999 pieces of the five circus characters available: Candyman, Ringleader, Ballerina, Strongman and The Jester. The Circus Collection by Marcel Wanders is a dreamy, imaginative world that immediately attracts and captivates its audience.