Since 1921, Italian company Alessi has been known for its innovative and creative designs. It attracts some of the world’s foremost architects and designers to create its distinctive range of products for the home.
Designer Dezsö Ekler looked to the delicate porcelain cups used in ancient China for inspiration. He says, "I wanted to create cups that lent themselves to many different variations. And I realized that flowers embodied the most suitable form for my purpose. But not only that, they also offered precisely the form necessary for the shaping of a cup; the same form that the ancient Chinese discovered… in the cosmos."