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De Truffle. The Alessi Design meets the Alba White Truffle

From 27 September To 26 November
Palazzo Banca d'Alba
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The creative soul of Design meets the uniqueness of an excellence of the territory with the de Truffle project. The Alessi Design meets the Alba White Truffle. Born from the collaboration between the National Centre for Truffle Studies, the International Alba White Truffle Fair and Alessi, the workshop that saw the involvement of international top designers and architects, comes to completion with the announcement, on September 26, of the winning concept that will enter production as well as the exhibition of the works developed by the designers.

The creation process undertaken to explore new possible languages for the development of a “Kit for the Alba White Truffle" started back in 2015 with a lectio magistralis held in Alba by Alberto Alessi, President of Alessi, as part of Poetics, the Poetry festival of the City of Alba.

Sakura Adachi, Will Alsop and Federico Grazzini, Michel Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui, Gabriele Chiave, Odile Decq, Michele De Lucchi, Monica Förster, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Anna and Gian Franco Gasparini, Martí Guixé, Giulio Iacchetti, Piero Lissoni, Valerio Salazar, Ben van Berkel/UN Studio, Patricia Urquiola are the fifteen authors invited to take part in this challenge.

The results of this research, presented during the 87th edition of the International Alba White Truffle Fair, show how fertile and vital the world of design is.

"The goal was to discover and put into production the best results of what the international creativity of product design can express today on the precious Tuber magnatum Pico," says Alberto Alessi.

The prototypes exhibition, open to the public from September 27 to November 26, is set up in the Sala Romana of the suggestive Palazzo Banca D'Alba in the historic centre of Alba. The de Truffle project is widely narrated in the book published by Silvana Editoriale.

De Truffle. The Alessi Design meets the Alba White Truffle
Palazzo Banca D'Alba (Sala Romana), via Cavour 4 - Alba (CN)
The exhibition is open from September 27 to November 26, 2017
Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 6.30 pm
Press preview: Tuesday, September 26 at 11 am
Free admission

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