AM23 26 - Alessandro M. Queen's Guard Corkscrew - Discontinued
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Design by Alessandro Mendini, 2012.
In a year full of British celebrations, Alessi introduces the Queen's Guard Corkscrew, a very special edition of Alessandro Mendini's "Sandro M." corkscrews, in honor Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee (1952-2012) and the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.
Looking very smart in his "Queen's Guard" uniform, this hand-decorated corkscrew is made of polyamide and chrome-plated zamak with a synthetic fur cap. Arrives in gift-packaging.
Material(s): Plastic, zamak
Dimensions: 2.25" Dia X 9.5" 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.
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