giulio iacchetti industrial design
giulio iacchetti industrial design

name: Ape
client: Alessi
date: 2012
project assistant: Alessandro Stabile
photo credits: Max Rommel (lifestyle)

Ape is a little series of objects designed  for aperitifs deservedly becomes part of the historic family of cocktail products that Alessi has proposed since the 1950’s.
The “Ape” set can be used at home or on a bar table. The starting point of the project are some little multi-purpose containers and a wooden chopping board for little flans, all mounted on little steel stands (to make them easier to handle and serve), and then little bowls for olives, nuts, crisps. Three little inventions have been added to the family: a self standing cocktail stick holder, which can also be inserted in the olive bowl if desired, a teaspoon with a special cavity for picking up peanuts, and a steel container with lid for concealing little bits of rubbish from view.