Palle Presepe: Merry Christmas from Alessi

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A di Alessi has launched Palle Presepe, a range of crib figures to add some fantasy and humour to the Christmas tree. Included in the set are contemporary spins on Maria and Josef with Jesus, ox and donkey, angel, star and the three wise men.

Designed by Marcello Jori, the set combines two festive traditions: displaying the nativity scene and decorating the Christmas tree.

Each Christmas decoration is made of a blown glass sphere measuring about 9 cm, and is hand-painted on an internally mirrored glass base to give an effect of luminosity and depth.