Alessi: Barkroll Paper Towel Holder
The roll holder "Barkroll" is the result of a collection designed by Michael Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui inspiered by the trees that surround their house in Lucca. Produced at the factory in Crusinallo, Omegna, the "Barkroll" kitchen roll dispenser is made using a manufacturing process whereby the steel sheet is cut and laser perforated, and subsequently shaped with a series of mechanical processes, and lastly welded. As its name suggests, the "Barkroll" kitchen roll dispenser recalls the bark of a tree: the perforated pattern recalls the knots in wood grain, the cylindrical shape suggests the structure of the tree trunk. The result is a poetic yet functional object which, as its designers state, each time a sheet is torn off reminds the user that paper is made from trees.
Designers: Michael Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui
Dimensions: 6.1 x 6.1 x 9.4 inches
Material: Steel coloured with black epoxy resin