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Communicator by Martí Guixé for Alessi

Catalan designer Martí Guixé has created a series of containers for Italian design brand Alessi, which have arrows and speech bubbles for the user to write messages on.

Called Communicator, the collection also includes a pen pot with a plant-like shape for displaying notes.

Earlier Dezeen stories about Martí Guixé:

Blank Wall Clock for Alessi (March 2010)
Chairs & Fireworks (September 2009)
Xarxa Sofa for Danese (August 2009)
Cau Sospensione for Danese (August 2009)

The text below is from Alessi:

Alessi – Marti Guixè

Objects have become tools for perceiving reality of every day, and also for communicating not only with objects, but also with other people through the objects. This collection is based on new typologies revolving around this concept.

Communicator arrow

A receptacle with a big arrow in the centre where it is possible to write messages. It can contain fruit, personal items or sweets and it is possible to write any message, a personal one, for each day or general messages for the public.

Communicator balloons

A receptacle with 3 speaking balloons, which can be used as boards to write messages on. The fruit, the personal items, or anything you put in the container will in this way speak or communicate through the balloons: an indirect way to display thoughts or daily instructions.

Communicator plant

A small vase with a tree-like vertical element. The vase can contain pens or office tools, but also kitchen or household items or anything you want. The vertical trunk allows you to hang written notes for personal or office communications, or to write notes.