Vintage Alessi Lluis Clotet `Port` & `Sarria` round basket set, stainless steel, 2001 & 2000, Italian.These items have been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina and are ready to use. Pair of vintage round baskets by Lluis Clotet: the `Port` (large) model 90085 is dated 2001 and the `Sarria`(smaller) model 90084 is dated 2000. Lluis Clotet is especially active in architecture and has made a number of interesting designs of objects. Fascinated by the playful crumpling of a tray in silver paper he reproduced the effect in a successful mini-series of trays & baskets, in which the crumpled edge is achieved using a complex technique of cold-pressing in a single operation. These examples are executed in quality 18/10 stainless steel with a polished mirrored smooth finish.The Port bowl is stamped at back: "ALESSI ITALY INOX 18/10 LLUIS CLOTET 2001" The Sarria bowl is stamped at back: "ALESSI INOX 18/10 ITALY LLUIS CLOTET 2000" These bowls are overall in very good vintage condition. The surfaces are smooth and very reflective, with a light vintage patina present in line with age & wear, such as a few superficial tiny marks and some rubbing in the bottom areas. Additional dimensions:The `Porto` bowl dimensions are: Height: 6 cm, Width: 37 cm, Depth: 37 cm. The `Sarria` bowl dimensions are: Height: 6.5 cm, Width: 27.5 cm, Depth: 27.5 cm. Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport the two bowls would be wrapped in bubble wrap & foam. They would be then put together into a box with loose fill packing nuts, safe for posting with a courier. We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured). Photo Alessi Catalogue courtesy of Issuu.com.ALESSI & LLUIS CLOTET DESIGN HISTORYBorn in Barcelona in 1941, Lluís Clotet received a degree from the “Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura” of Barcelona in 1965. In that school, he was a drawing teacher from 1977 to 1984. In 1964 he founds Studio Per in cooperation with the architects Pep Bonet, Cristian Cirici and Oscar Tusquets. With the latter, he collaborated in multiple projects until 1983. In 1984, he joined partnership with Ignacio Paricio for the architectonic production until the year 2008. He is also a founding partner of the firm "B.D Ediciones de Diseño" There are collections of his work in many museums.