Design by Ettore Sottsass, 1979.
The 5053 Strainer is part of a unique range of bar accessories designed by Sottsass with the assistance of Alberto Gozzi, in 1979. The simply modern design harkens images of the perfect cocktail being prepared by the expertise of dapper actors and charming hostesses in the movies of the 1950's. The 5053 Strainer is offered in mirror polished 18/10 stainless steel.
Included in collections at Thessaloniki Design Museum (Greece), Groninger Museum (Netherlands), Centre Georges Pompidou (France), The International Design Museum Munich (Germany), La Triennale Di Milano (Italy) and The Israel Museum (Israel).
Material(s): 18/10 stainless steel, mirror polished
Dimensions: 7.75" L
Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, born in 1917 in Innsbruck, is an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. He founded the Memphis Group, an influential Italian design and architecture movement of the 1980s.
Originally an architect, Sottsass became a consulting designer for typewriter manufacturer Olivetti.View other products by Ettore Sottsass
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