Preview Alessi's Fresh Tabletop Collection for Spring

The master designers at Alessi took a cue from Mother Nature for the spring 2013 collection, re-imagining lotus leaves as trays, ducks as egg timers and beavers as pencils sharpeners, for a start. I already took a spin through the new offerings at Alessi's San Francisco flagship store, so read on for a peek at a few of my favorites from the inventive Italian brand. 

By Sarah Virginia White
Photo credit: Giacomo Giannini
Ecco! Organizer

The wooden fruit and vegetable crates of Italian farmer's markets get an update in the polished steel Ecco! by designer Massimo Mariani. 

Photo credit: Emanuele Zamponi
Mame French Press

Mirror-finish coffee beans enliven the simplicity of the Mame press, designed by Jasper Morrison, that eliminates the extra metal structure around the jug. 

Photo credit: Casinovi Ruffini
Kastor Sharpener

Serious sketchers will catch a dose of charm with the chrome-plated Kastor pencil sharpener, designed by Rodrigo Torres. 

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Acquerello Tableware

Hand-painted lines lend a primitive elegance to the bone china Acquerello tableware designed by Guido Venturini. 

Photo credit: Alessandro Milani
CrissCross Tray

An aluminum upgrade to the classic cargo net lends the CrissCross tray, designed by Eero Aarnio, some industrial credibility. 

Photo credit: Marcel Wanders
Dressed Pots

The sleek stainless-steel Dressed series designed by Marcel Wanders is free of the internal rivets that make cleanup such a bore. 

Photo credit: Elena Datrino
MU flatware

Formed after the organic quality of plants (compare to ginko leaves if you can't see it), the stainless steel MU collection is a study in well-balanced flatware. 

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Duck Timer

Which came first, the bird or the egg? Never overcook another breakfast with the whimsical Duck Timer designed by Eero Aarnio. 

Photo credit: Giacomo GIannini
Tower Measuring Cups

Swedish designer Monica Förster spent years in her chef father's kitchen, and the result is this smartly designed Tower of porcelain, stacking measuring cups. 

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