Travel in Style with Alessi’s Gorgeous New Tableware for Delta
86 one-of-a-kind pieces designed by top designers like Patricia Urquiola and the Campana Brothers elevate the experience
For the first time in its 96-year history, Italian design house Alessi is taking flight. The iconic kitchenware brand hit the milestone this month when Delta Airlines started stocking its premium cabins with service items designed by some of the top talents in Alessi’s portfolio, including Patricia Urquiola, the Campana Brothers, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Stefano Giovannoni, Miriam Mirri, and Kristiina Lassus.
The 86-piece line, now found in Delta One and First Class cabins, is part of a multi-billion-dollar enhancement program undertaken by the company to improve the customer experience, and it complements existing perks like amenity kits from Tumi and Malin + Goetz skincare products.
Design aficionados will love the bespoke twist on some of the creators’ most coveted existing products. The Campana Brothers, for instance, extended their “Blow Up” collection from 2004 to create spindly new wine caddies. “We selected aluminium rods to be assembled together randomly to create several types of light and airy three-dimensional pieces,” says the Brazilian duo. Other playful pieces include Italian designer Miriam Mirri’s red heart-shaped teaspoon—a miniature version of her “Big Love” ice-cream spoon, which was designed for a couple to share a scoop. And to upgrade its glassware, the airline is serving beverages in voluptuous vessels from the Bouroullecs. Who says the age of glamorous jet-setting is over?