New from Alessi in the Joy Series; Claudia Raimondo presents the epoxy resin "enameled" Joy collection; select from two bowl sizes and one tray. The smallest bowl is a nice centerpiece while the larger bowl is a great fruit basket. The tray is perfect for serving food or as a display piece on the kitchen counter or dining table. Enamel Paint is a new translucent, shiny finish; with colour highlights and a play of shadows that cast a veil over the metal surface, giving it colour tones reminiscent of the enamels seen in the precious objects traditionally associated with jewelry making. Bright colours and backgrounds produce a composite effect of colour, combining the natural quality of the material—the metal that appears in the background—and the notion of overlapping, of overlaying it with a bright colour.

The two new colours introduced are Enamel Paint blue, the traditional blue of precious objects and classic dinner table decorations and Enamel Paint Pomegranate, a cold red that is reminiscent of the freshness of fruits and the ruby tones of coulis and vegetable juice. Architect, PhD in industrial design, she lives and works in Milan. Her professional interests are highly specific, marked by original features of research and innovation in the CMF sphere (colour, materials and finishes) and the soft style of intersubjective nature. She focuses on research into the expressive and linguistic qualities of the materials for the traits of products and architecture. Her CMF projects are based on products - like for the collaboration with Alessi - and context, especially via the development of meta-projects linked to brand identity, company image, and the retail outlets of famous names like Rolex and Tudor.

She has recently been involved as artistic director in a series of innovative interior architecture projects, drawing up guidelines for public bodies, in particular the St.Orsola Malpighi University Hospital of Bologna. She has taught in the faculty of Architecture and the faculty of Design of Milan Polytechnic, at the Brera Fine Arts Academy. From 1993 to 2012 she was project leader for the master qualification in design at the Domus Academy of Milan. Alessi Enamel Paint is available through Stardust.