‘Petite Mariée’ was born from a brief sent last year by LPWK design and Alessi, where the focus was to work on a “non-design” theme: the Wedding Gift. As a first step, Antonio had to reinvent a classic Italian object called: the bomboniere. ‘Designing wedding favours was quite a challenge for Antonio Aricò’ explains Laura Polinoro. ‘Alessi pushed Antonio to a different kind of imagery, exploring archetypes related to women: hospitality, the act of giving and sweetness’. ‘La Petite Mariée’ is an icon of timeless and eternal beauty and is completely inspired by 18th century porcelain figurines. Deep research into the work of Archimede Seguso’s figurines and Venetian bombonieres from the Renaissance was conducted and this translated naturally through Antonio’s doodles into the Alessi imaginary. Petite Mariée is a graceful token of love; a little dame, shy, sober and elegant with a dress that is reminiscent of the shape of a soft pudding or a “marzapane” cake. The colours are typical of retro wedding favours and the little touch of pearlescent pink adds a sense of dream and preciosity. The pink nicely matches the satin copper finish of the hair, the accessories and the lower part of the skirt. Open the body and you’ll discover a nice surprise: wedding confetti or sweets.