Floating Earth Stand / Centrepiece des. Yan Song Ma, 2010 (made by Alessi)
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Superb 3 layered centrepiece in wood and 18/10 polished stainless steel, designed by Yan Song Ma.
The Floating Earth Stand was created as part of Alessi's“(Un)Forbidden City” operation, exploring the potential of Chinese product design. In 2010 Alessi asked eight Chinese architects to design a tray-container. This was our favourite response. Use it as a cake stand, a tray or a stunning sculptural centrepiece.
Stand in 18/10 steel and wood.
Length 39.5 cm (15.6″)
Width 37.8 cm (14.9″)
Height 22 cm (8.7″)
Yan Song Ma has been recognised as an important voice of a new generation of architects. He studied at Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, holds a master degree in Architecture from Yale University and taught Architecture at the Central Academy of Fine arts in Beijing. Prior to founding MAD, he worked as a project designer with Zaha Hadid.
Alessi, established in 1921, is a lynchpin of superb Italian design and manufacturing. committed to making the ordinary extraordinary. “A true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking” - Alberto Alessi.