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Design: Giulio Iacchetti

Giulio Iacchetti did not only co-create this first instalment of Il Tornitore...

Giulio Iacchetti did not only co-create this first instalment of Il Tornitore Matto with Alberto Alessi, but also participated in the project as a designer, offering us the reinterpretation of an ancient type of jug called a conca, common in central and southern Italy. It is a capacious vessel used to contain and transport water. Equipped with two handles, the conca was either balanced atop the head to carry it, or left at the entrance of the home, allowing people to drink as soon as they arrived. Iacchetti maintained the traditional shape of two opposed and stacked cones, and worked on the design of the characteristic handles to create a single curved line that traces out the object's entire profile.


Vase/container with handles. Turned copper sheet.

  • Code: ITM18
  • Height (cm): 23.50
  • Length (cm): 47.00
  • Width (cm): 30.00

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Giulio Iacchetti

Giulio Iacchetti, industrial designer since 1992, designs for many brands including Alessi. The distinctive characteristics of his work is the research of new object typologies, like the Moscardino, the biodegradable spoon/fork designed with Matteo Ragni and for which, in 2001, he has been awarded with Compasso d’Oro. In 2009 he...

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