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AM23 25 - Alessandro M. Merry Boy Corkscrew

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Design by Alessandro Mendini, 2011. By Alessi. The Alessandro M. Merry Boy corkscrew was selected as the 2011 symbol for "The Dream Factory" project, a partnership between Alessi and the International AIBI - Amici dei Bambini. The Dream... Read More
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Design by Alessandro Mendini, 2011.
By Alessi.

The Alessandro M. Merry Boy corkscrew was selected as the 2011 symbol for "The Dream Factory" project, a partnership between Alessi and the International AIBI - Amici dei Bambini. The Dream Factory was launched in 2006 with the aim — just like Santa Claus — of making dreams come true for children that are being raised in orphanages in many countries around the world.

This year the project focuses on tiny babies still too young to have real wishes of their own, apart from the unique and imperative one of wanting to stay with their mothers. For them, the first Mother-Child Community, managed by Amici dei Bambini, will be built in the Milan area in 2011. It will be a protected, safe place where new moms in need will be welcomed with their little ones.

Merry Boy is hand-decorated in green, white and red, the colors of Italy. Arrives in gift-packaging.


Material(s): PA with chrome-plated zamak


  • 9.75" H X 2.25" Dia



Alessandro Mendini

Designer: Alessandro Mendini

Architect and designer, Alessandro Mendini is considered one of the foremost design masters of today. In 1989 he founded the Mendini Atelier in Milan and he has designed objects, furniture, planned spaces, installations, buildings always adding a personal touch. The Editor in Chief of magazines such as Casabella, Modo and Domus, various monographic volumes on his work and on his partnership with Atelier Alchimia have been published and translated into many languages. His main interest is neo-modern and contemporary design, and he is a design consultant of international repute, whose collaboration for international brands such as Alessi, Philips and Swatch as an image and design consultant has led to the creation of world-wide famous products. He is an honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, he has been awarded the Compasso d'Oro for design, the Architectural League prize of New York as well as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France. A Professor of design at the Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, he has organized many exhibitions in Italy and abroad. His work can be found in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His architectural projects include, Alessi's house in Omegna, the Bicchieraia theatre in Arezzo, a memorial tower in Hiroshima, Japan, and the Groningen Musem, Holland.

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Manufacturer: Alessi

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 Alessi

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