Ballerina Valentina / Circus Limited Edition
Carillon Music Box/Sculpture
Marcel Wanders for Alessi 2016 / Limited Edition of 999 numbered copies and 9 artist's proofs
18/10 Stainless steel
[H 8.5" x W 6" x Ø base 4.25"]
"Ballerina" is a light-footed female pachyderm with a penchant for ballet. She dances with her partner, a little mouse enchanted by her talent, performing a pirouette atop a golden ball. Two romantic characters dreamed up by Marcel Wanders to animate this poetical carillon.
The platform on which the duo perform their dance routine houses the mechanism that produces the tune, for which Wanders chose Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fučík, the well-known melody that heralds the start of circus shows the world over.
Award: Good Design Award 2017