- Designer : Marcel Wanders
- Year of Design : 2016
- Material : 18/10 stainless steel
- Includes musical box with circus theme tune
- Dimensions : 15.2cm x 10.4cm - H: 16cm
- Limited Edition of 999 numbered pieces
The Ballerina Valentina by Marcel Wanders for Alessi is part of the Limited Edition "Circus" collection. She dances with her partner, a little mouse enchanted by her talent, performing a pirouette atop a golden ball. Two romantic characters dreamed up by Marcel Wanders to animate this poetical carillon. The platform on which the duo perform their dance routine houses the mechanism that produces the tune, for which Wanders chose "Entry of the Gladiators" by Julius Fucík, the well-known melody that heralds the start of circus the world over.
As well as everyday objects the Circus collection includes 6 character designs, each with their own persona and exquisitely detailed to capture the atmosphere and pageantry under the Big Top. Each piece is limited to 999 pieces worldwide and is numbered, making these true collectors pieces.
Watch the Circus Collection Video