Alessi has a long history of craftsmanship, and through partnering with numerous designers their products have connected with people on an emotional level. The Mikan collection endeavors to follow Alessi’s tradition of hand made products made with the aid of machines. Mikan in Japanese means incomplete. This collection embodies mikan by using the principle of wabi-sabi: the beauty of imperfection. The individual objects are crafted in such a way that they are mass-producible, and yet completely unique from any other. Each half of the collection displays wabi-sabi through a different manner.