Banana Family

Posted on May 25, 2009 Under Design


If you go bananas over Alessi’s newest launch in its whimsical OrienTales collection of kitchen doodads that we adore, Banana Family, we wouldn’t be surprised. The collabo between the Italian company’s Stefano Giovannoni and Takeda Rumiko with the National Palace Museum Taiwan monkeys around with animated primates dressed in bright uniforms, hanging out and disguising themselves as spice holders (pictured), napkin rings and corkscrews. I love the parrot sitting atop the monkey’s head in the Banana Babies place markers"”as if inviting pals over for dinner already isn’t fun enough. Design Boom has some better photos of the products, while the Alessi site shows them in 2-D; as you can see, they remarkably resemble the real thing.