The Milan Furniture Fair, or Salone Internazionale del Mobile, is happening this week, and it will feature a new collaboration between renowned Italian design company Alessi and Swedish design studio Big Game. Alberto Alessi specifically asked the studio to create “anonymous Swiss objects” and , as a reference, cited a classic 1930’s Swiss toolbox. Big Game took the suggestion quite literally and created a series of CARGO objects, pairing their streamlined aesthetics with colorful utilitarian simplicity.
The CARGO toolbox reinvents Alessi’s request. The handles are a light, smooth wood anchored by hyper-colored plastic with three simple compartments. There’s also a hammer—because “everybody needs one at home”—made with a light wooden handle and an elegantly modernized hammer head. Though based in Sweden and fully steeped in those aesthetics, Big Game also chose to reference Japan with the CARGO catchall inspired by traditional Japanese wooden carrying boxes. There’s no word on if the products will be made available for purchase yet, but our fingers are crossed.