Joining the new collection is the “Forma” Grater, the last product designed for Alessi by the Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, before her death in March, 2016. Like many of her architectural works, the grater is inspired by natural forms that have been smoothed over time by water and by the wind.
Consisting of two elements – a sculptural black base holding a mirror-polished stainless steel grater – ‘Forma’ has an ergonomic shape designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.
Extremely easy to handle, its metal surface also features a unique hole pattern. “Forma” perfectly represents the 2004 Pritzker Prize winner’s visionary design, which absorbed ideas from the visual arts and processed them into small, tabletop works of architecture.
“Inspired by the natural formation of pebbles eroded over time by the action of water and sand, Forma is designed to comfortably fit the palm of the hand – making it easy to grip and handle.
A pattern of asymmetrical holes allows for the cheese to be grated and sprinkled unevenly, giving a unique texture to any dish. The grater is paired with a stand creating an overall sculptural centrepiece; from rock to grater, this piece is both playful yet functional” Zaha Hadid Architects. Source and photos Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.