0902, Essentiel de Pâtisserie, 2010
A cake platter consists of concentric circles—one orange and one cream—nested around a chocolate brown center plate. Designer Matali Crasset and chef Pierre Hermé created each ring as a movable part, recalling the nested cutters and baking pans used in pastry making. Made of melamine, the rings come together with a satisfying "clack."
Matali Crasset (French, born 1965) and Pierre Hermé (French, born 1961) for Alessi (Italy, founded 1921); Melamine; Courtesy of Alessi
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.