Alessi Twergi ES17 corkscrew, black - yellow - white
Alessi Twergi ES17 corkscrew, black - yellow - white
Alessi Twergi ES17 corkscrew, black - yellow - white

Twergi ES17 corkscrew, black - yellow - white

Alessi

82.80€ 92.00€

Alessi
Twergi ES17 corkscrew
82.80€ 92.00€



Description

Alessi's ES17 corkscrew from the Twergi collection is an extraordinarily expressive kitchen tool created by the legendary Italian designer Ettore Sottsass. Shaped like a small totem, this beechwood corkscrew helps to open wine bottles smoothly and ergonomically, and its colourful design is sure to stand out in the kitchen and any table setting.

First launched in 1989, Alessi's Twergi collection consists of wooden objects inspired by the ancient tradition of woodturning. In Italy's woodwork-famous Strona Valley, the word "twergi" is local dialect for "elf". Elves were believed to be both mischief-makers and teachers, for example, in the craft of woodworking. Each item in the Twergi collection is made in Italy, with some parts crafted by hand on a lathe.

Material
Beechwood, steel
Colour
Black, yellow, white, steel
Height
18 cm
Diameter
6 cm
Weight
0.15 kg
Care instructions
Use a damp cloth or wood cleaner and dry immediately. Do not wash by immersion, underwater or in a dishwasher, and avoid the use of abrasive detergents.

Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was an influential Italian designer and architect, who became famous for his colourful, modernist designs and experimental, radical attitude. He was one of the founders of the design group Memphis, and in 1980 he founded his own agency Sottsass Associati, which today has offices in London and Milan. Sottsass designed many products for the Italian design brand Alessi, and his works are included in the Alessi 100 Values Collection, which was launched to celebrate Alessi's centennial.

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