Amandine Alessandra: News & Projects / Portfolio

  1. Deluxe Roudoudou

    Roudoudou is the name French kids give to a sort of red hard candy cast in a sea shell.


    Deluxe Roudoudou is a silver and coffee lollipop specially commissioned by DesignMarketo for the Coffee & Friends edition of FoodMarketo during the London Design Festival 2010. It combines the idea of a cheap sweet with the English idiom “born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth.”

    Like Super Natural, FoodMarketo was in the Brompton Design District, one of several such districts in the festival. A joint effort by Apartamento magazine and Design Marketo, a company that allows young designers to get their products (from greeting cards to tables) to a wider audience, this engagingly ad-hoc basement installation, designed by Max Lamb and Lars Frideen, was half cafe (selling coffee from Coleman Coffee Roasters) and half pop-up shop. The cafe furniture was for sale, as were objects like the irresistible lollipops flavored with coffee and tea that were cast in silver spoons by Amandine Alessandra.

    Pilar Viladas, NY TIMES, T Magazine, September 2010, link here

  2. Interlingual Dictionary (Swiss/Swiss/Swiss/Swiss)

    Dictionnaire Suisse
    (Les Suisses s’entendent bien parce qu’ils ne se comprennent pas.)

    Dizionario Svizzero
    (Gli Svizzeri stanno bene assieme perche non capiscono l’uno con l’altro.)

    Dicziunari Svizze
    (Ils Svizzers van bain ensemen partg’ils na s’inclegian betg.)

    Schweizeriche Wörterbuch
    (D’Schwitzer hend ses güet mitenand, willsch schich nit verständ.)

    (Swiss people get on well because they don’t understand each other)

    Dictionnaire Suisse/Suisse

    Swiss Dictionnary, Rumantsch section

  3. How to pack 500 more eggs

    Raw shell-less eggs individually packaged in vacuum plastic pockets that keeps them fresh for longer. The egg can be cooked in the sachet which determines its shape.

    Oeufs cru decoquilles sous-vide pour un conservation plus longue. L’oeuf peut etre cuit dans la poche en plastique, qui determine sa forme de virgule.