Designed for Alessi by Michele De Lucchi, the Plissé collection consists of a series of appliances with a pleated styling in homage to the fashion of the 1950s and 60s

Blender and hand blender,  toaster and juicer: these are the appliances that, together with the electric kettle already present in the catalogue, define the Plissé collection, designed by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi.  Available in red, white, black and  grey, the family of appliances takes its inspiration from the vogue in the fifties and sixties for pleated surfaces to create dynamism, elegance and a delightfully frivolous touch.  The Plissé line perfectly conveys the spirit  underlying the whole Alessi catalogue, which consists of useful objects defined by a perfectly recognizable design idea and aesthetic research, so that they are perceived as veritable domestic sculptures: contemporary ‘signs’ that can be used in everyday life and even – why not? be displayed in full view in the home.

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What is it?
A collection of appliances inspired by the fashion for pleated skirts that created iconic fluttering fabrics. Its aesthetic is inclusive, addressed to a broad public.
What is the design concept?
To express form with a sculptural quality. Like a fabric richly pleated to transform it into a three-dimensional presence, these objects seek to evoke a haut couture dress.
How is it made?
The family of objects is made of thermoplastic resin. 
What makes it special?
The blender is one of the first to have an advanced safety system, while the jug is produced in a plastic possessing excellent qualities of transparency and toughness. The plissé form requires particular care in the quality and finish of the geometric details.
How is it?
Sculptural, iconic, inclusive.
In the designer’s own words
“Pleating enhances the volume of a dress and conveys a sense of lightness and happiness. In short, Plissé is a highly iconic form, here replicated to express its cheerful and festive spirit.”