Friday, June 3, 2011


Forget about iPad and Galaxy, here comes the most stylish tablet ALESSITAB design by Stefano Giovannoni

AlessiTab is the new interactive multimedia tablet developed by the partnership between Alessi and Promelit and exclusively designed by Stefano Giovannoni. The AlessiTab which stands for “tablet”, literally “slab” or “small table”, has a 10.1” HD touchscreen, with graphics also designed by Giovannoni, and forms part of a versatile design that enables it to be used in various positions thanks to a gravitational sensor which rotates images 180°. Based on Google’s new open source Android operating system, AlessiTab is designed as a simple, intelligent and versatile domestic tool to be easily used by everyone. The whole family will find applications to interest them, housewives, cinema and music lovers, and who love cooking, as well as both Internet fanatics and those who are less familiar with technology. Thanks to the Android open source OS, AlessiTab can be continually updated and enriched with new functions. Thanks to its Wi-Fi connection and video keyboard, AlessiTab users can surf the net, manage their emails, send voice messages and perform video chats. It is also configured to receive digital terrestrial TV, web TV and web radio. Personal files can be reproduced in high definition through the USB and SD ports.

Stefano Giovannoni studied architecture at Florence University until 1978. From 1979 he taught there, as well as at the Domus Academy in Milan and the Universit√† del Progetto in Reggio Emilia. Stefano Giovannoni is an industrial designer, interior decorator, and architect. 
In the 1980s Stefano Giovannoni and Guido Venturini founded the King-Kong studio. They collaborated on the extremely successful "Girotondo" line for Alessi, which includes numerous household appliances and utilitarian objects made of metal and plastic and featuring the distinctive cut-out stick-man pictogram.
In the 1990s Stefano Giovannoni created numerous original designs and such Alessi classics as the "Fruit Mama" (1993) fruit bowl, the "Merdolina" (1993) toilet brush, and the "Lilliput" (1993) salt and peppers. 
In 1995 Stefano Giovannoni designed "Mary Biscuit", a cookie jar of garishly colored plastic with an outsize cookie on the lid. This creation was followed up in 1998 by the "Ship Shape" butter dish, and, in 2000, by the "Cico" egg cup. In 2003 Stefano Giovannoni ddesigned the "Mami" line of cookware, tableware, and kitchen cutlery. Stefano Giovannoni also works for a host of other firms, including Magis, Flos, Fiat, Seiko, Siemens, Henkel, Lavazza, and Helit.

courtesy of ALESSITAB & Art Directory

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