Litho of a tea and coffee set designed by Alessandro Mendini. It is signed '60-99 A. Mendini 1983' and has a watermark of Officina Alessi. The litho belongs to a series of designs for Officina Alessi. In 1979 Mendini asked ten fellow designers to design a tea and coffee set. The designs were supposed to reflect how design developed after classic modernism. This resulted in playful designs resembling a 'piazza with buildings'. In 1983 the eleven sets, including the one designed by Mendini, were executed in silver in a limited edition of 99.