Alessi Alessandro M. corkscrew, light blue - red
Alessi Alessandro M. corkscrew, light blue - red

Alessandro M. corkscrew, light blue - red

Alessi

$51.35

Alessi
Alessandro M. corkscrew
$51.35


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Description

Alessi’s Alessandro M. corkscrew is a playful self-portrait of its creator, designer Alessandro Mendini. The smiling figure is dressed in a bowler hat and colourful clothes. Mendini designed the corkscrew in 2003 as a partner for the immensely popular Anna G. corkscrew, which was released in the 1990s. Alessandro M. is a beloved classic and a delightful addition to any kitchen.

Material
Thermoplastic resin, chrome-plated zamak
Colour
Light blue, red, steel
Height
21 cm
Diameter
6 cm

Alessandro Mendini

Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019) was an Italian architect and designer whose work has had a great influence on modern Italian design. Mendini graduated as an architect from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1959, and in the 1970s he participated in the radical design movement and development of postmodern design theories. Besides architecture, product and interior design and installations, his work includes theoretical publications, and he has worked as publisher of Casabella, Modo and Domus magazines. Mendini was a founding member of the Global Tools design collective which was set up in 1973, and he was also a member of the "anti-design" group Studio Alchimia with designers such as Ettore Sottsass and Michele De Lucchi.

Mendini’s style is characterized by mixing different influences, cultures, forms and colours. Some of his best-known works include the Proust Armchair from 1978 and the Groninger Art Museum which was opened in the Netherlands in 2008. Mendini also taught at the Polytechnic University of Milan, ran the Atelier Mendini studio in Milan with his brother Francesco, and collaborated regularly with many internationally known brands such as Alessi. Mendini was awarded the prestigious Compasso d'Oro award three times during his career, and he held an honorary title from the Architectural League of New York.

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