Virgil Abloh’s work abounded at Milan Design Week

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When Virgil Abloh passed away last year, his loss was felt across many industries, including but not limited to menswear, where he first made a name for himself. And in the months that followed, an even fuller scope of what Abloh was capable of emerged – including a boldly crafted collaboration with Mercedes.

Now even more work from Abloh has been announced – this time, at this year’s Milan Design Week. As Dezeen reports, several distinctly crafted objects that Abloh worked on were unveiled at the event. This included a range of cutlery that Abloh designed for Alessi, as well as a number of cubes for Cassina. A total of eight new Abloh designs have been released.

In an interview with Wallpaper, Alberto Alessi recalled the initial concepts of Abloh for their design. “[W]When he looked at our world, Alessi’s world, it was through the eyes of someone who liked the idea of ​​a mechanical workshop – I remember the first reference he showed me was a wrench – a far cry from the elegance of what we usually think of as good design. It was almost brutalist,” Alessi said. “I found it very interesting, because for us it was a new approach.”

According to Alessi website, only 999 covers will be manufactured. Details on when they will be available for purchase have yet to be released.

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