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Ballerina music box by Alessi

Measurements H 16 cm / W 15,2 cm / D 10,4 cm

H 16 cm / W 15,2 cm / D 10,4 cm


Materials Steel

Steel

Circus, music, an elephant, a mouse: the secret history told by a music box on the notes of Julius Fu?ík. The Ballerina music box by Alessi whispers the mysterious story of how a small mouse has managed to tame a big elephant. Through the elegance of the proportions, you can see how this last animal can show lightness and unexpected talent for dance. All these features create a memorable effect, thanks to the contrast between the heaviness of the materials of which it is made, and the delicacy of the music that accompanies the circling of the characters: The Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fu?ík. The small mouse, equipped with a whip, is the great tamer and the big elephant is the graceful acrobat/dancer. The elephant wears a tutu and is in balance on a ball while with its trunk holds an open umbrella. The music gives life and harmony to the scene, making everything perfect. The music box is a sculptural object of design belonging to the Circus collection by Alessi, created in 2016 by the Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. The entire line was created to evoke the magical and amazing world of the Dutch circus. This music box is part of a limited edition, which means that it has been produced in limited numbers only. In particular, there are 999 music boxes and 9 artist's proofs. This dancing sculpture is made of 18/10 stainless steel. The whole work is painted in the colour shades of red, yellow and gold, except for the main characters: the mouse and the elephant. One of the main characteristics of steel is that it reflects light: this means that during the vaults the two unusual protagonists create magical and lovely plays of light. The music box consists of 18 parts, made through four different production processes, to achieve the best result in each piece. The elephant shape consists of three parts welded together using laser technology. The mechanism of the music box is handcrafted in Switzerland. The decals were applied by hand and fixed through oven-baking.
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MEASUREMENTS
Measurements H 16 cm / W 15,2 cm / D 10,4 cm
Materials Steel
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Delivery and return info
If your order comes to over £200, shipping is free*. If your order is below £200 shipping costs £9. An extra delivery fee applies to bulky items based on what's in your basket and where it will be shipped. Estimated delivery times for your order will be visible before payment, and LOVEThESIGN will alert you of impending shipments. You can return articles once purchased by expressing this intention within 14 working days from the order's delivery. For any questions or special requests please contact Customer Care at customercare@lovethesign.com.
*Conditions may apply. For further information, please visit our FAQ section.
Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. His work is ubiquitous; he designs for leading international companies such as Flos, Alessi, Puma, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, MAC Cosmetics, Cappellini, B&B Italia, Moroso and Target. Wanders also designs for architectural projects, such as the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda store in Bahrain. In addition to running his studio, Wanders is co-founder and Artistic Director of the successful design label Moooi (2001). He exhibits widely and his work is included in such significant museum collections as MoMA New York, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the V&A Museum, London. Wanders has further published numerous books and is extensively profiled in the global media, appearing in such publications as the New York Times, Domus, The Financial Times and Wallpaper Magazine

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Alessi
Alessi

Founded in 1921, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading "Factories of Italian design", capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.

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Marcel Wanders
DESIGNER
Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. His work is ubiquitous; he designs for leading international companies such as Flos, Alessi, Puma, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, MAC Cosmetics, Cappellini, B&B Italia, Moroso and Target. Wanders also designs...

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Alessi
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Alessi

Founded in 1921, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading "Factories of Italian design", capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.

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