Design by Alessandro Mendini, 2005.
Since 2004, the year of "Anna G." and "Alessandro M.", we have all been waiting for a new element of surprise on the corkscrew front. "Parrot", the practical, pocket-sized sommelier corkscrew, has been designed to meet just this need.
Delivered in gift packaging.
Material(s): PC and cast aluminum
Dimensions: 1" W X 1.2" D X 5.1" H
By: Thomas F.
The best corkscrew I've ever used.
By: John S., Homeowner (Simpsonville, SC)
My wife and I frequently enjoy a glass of wine. Having experimented with "fancy" corkscrews and utimately casting them aside in frustration, we decided to go back to a familiar and simple style. The Parrot Sommelier Corkscrew is simple to use and fun to show off. We look forward to enjoying many years of satisfying usefulness.
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