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You couldn't call it heavy metal. In fact, it's just a thin piece of stainless steel cut in the shape of an overweight stick figure. The creation of two Italian architects, the design is disarming in its simplicity. Two legs in the shape of a triangle meet two arms (actually one fat, straight line) upon which rests a round head. This "little man" motif, however, has been a big success for Alessi, producer of fashionable and high-quality household items. Since 1921, the little man has symbolized the simple elegance of the company's designs. The cookie-cutter form graces the edge of a...

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