Alessi 100 Year Anniversary Values Collection: Beyond Cohncave
DEDICATED TO To those who have a perennials spirit, who are curious, creative, passionate, in step with the world, and capable of always pushing themselves a little further, just like Susan Cohn who surprises us once again with works capable of tuning in with our times.
Cohncave beyond: or the quest to go one step further, and yet another. Not just for the sake of doing so, for the sake of doing something different, but in an attempt to evolve our way of working, and our world of objects, and so avoid sitting on the comfortable laurels of routine and reiterated practice.
Design: CSA Susan Cohen First created in 1992, this apparently simple and minimal centrepiece conceals an extremely sophisticated design. Susan Cohn was inspired by the screened furniture in which food used to be stored, and developed an intelligent design process with a refined moiré effect created by the passage of light between two superimposed nets. In this edition Cohncave is available in several sizes and new colours. It is an object that goes beyond the narrow confines of industrial production, that transcends its intended use, assuming the status of a minor work of art.
Susan Cohn is an Australian silversmith of extraordinary skill. The coupling of two meshes, or metal nets of different colours, to form the pure and essential shape of this new edition of her “Cohncave” cup, creates a new optical effect that is very appealing and surprising. - Alberto Alessi.