Sourcing: Fatman Folding Cake Stand designed by Marcel Wanders for Alessi $340 USD at Yliving
Like many Alessi products, you may not want to hide this cake stand. Marcel Wanders designed the Fatman cake stand for Alessi. Wanders put a whimsical touch by dressing as a clown the round structure that you see when the three stainless-steel cake platters are folded. I love it! It is fun, beautiful and, as a bonus, it saves space. I might put it on my wishlist for my birthday — which is next month, by the way.
I read that “Fatman” is a prelude to a new series of products expected from Dutch design master Marcel Wanders that will be based upon the circus and commedia dell’arte (improvised theater). I am looking forward to see the rest.
Sourcing: Anna Gong folding cake stand by Alessandro Mendini $270 USD at Yliving
In 2011, Alessi releases an earlier version designed by Alessandro Mendini called Anna Gong. It was Mendini’s tribute to the legendary folding cake stand “art. 898” that was one of Alessi’s best seller for quite some time in the 60s.