Design by Alessandro Mendini, 2003.
Could Alessandro Mendini be just a little envious about the enormous success achieved by "Anna G."? Perhaps that is why he has decided to give us a new character: "Sandro M.", because it is obvious that this corkscrew is a self-portrait of its designer. It may seem simple on the surface, but in reality it was a difficult business, inventing a new character that would fit neatly into what was the author's own autobiographical happening, while also enhancing the international design scenario. Designer Alessandro was able to develop the project, conferring this new creation with a very clear identity, different yet complementary to his now authoritative companion.
Material(s): PA with chrome-plated zamak
Dimensions: 2.4" Dia X 8.3" H
Designer: Alessandro Mendini
Born in Milan in 1931, former director of Casabella, Modo and Domus, winner of a Compasso d'Oro and designer of the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Casino in Arosa, the Forum in Omegna, he is a designer, architect and image consultant for Philips, Swarovski, Swatch, and Bisazza.View other products by Alessandro Mendini
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi