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A word on the product:
The design of the Alba truffle cutter, created by Ben Van Berkel / UN Studio, is inspired by the interweaving that is created between the precious tuberous fungus and the roots of the plant with which it lives in symbiosis. An absolutely new shape for a traditional utensil. A sculptural and sought-after object, but at the same time functional and ergonomic. The truffle cutter is born from the collaboration with the Centro Nazionale Studi Tartufo, the Ente Fiera Internazionale de la Truffe d'Alba. The name of the object pays homage to the city of the same name.
- 18/10 stainless steel
- Height : 3 ¼ ''
- Lenght : 8''
A word about the designer :
Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, graduating with honors in 1987. In 1988, he and Caroline Bos founded an architectural firm in Amsterdam, expanding their theoretical knowledge and carrying out architectural projects. Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau signed, among other projects, the Karbouw offices, the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Het Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen, the Moebius house and the NMR premises for the University of Utrecht. In 1998 Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos created a new company: UNStudio (United Net). UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, land use planning and infrastructure. Current projects include the design of the integrated metro network for the city of Doha in Qatar, the diversified development of Raffles City in Hangzhou and the Canaletto Tower in London. With the UNStudio, he carried out among others the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the Arnhem station in the Netherlands, the renovation of the facade and interiors of the Hanwha Galleria department store in Seoul, the University of Technology and Singapore design and a private villa in North New York. Ben van Berkel has lectured and taught at many architectural schools around the world. He was recently awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
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