• Ships to Canada

Design by Marcel Wanders, 2016.
By Alessi.

Bring the excitement and spectacle of the circus to the ritual of opening a bottle of wine with The Jester Corkscrew, Limited Edition. This finely crafted corkscrew features a charming jester named Gilberto who jumps up and down to open bottles of wine. The design cleverly conceals the functional parts while the platform fits over the cork. The Jester's pointed hat provides a practical grip that facilitates removal of the cork. Merging vivid colors with 18/10 stainless steel, this one of a kind corkscrew embodies the pageantry of the circus. Limited edition of 999 numbered copies, each Jester Corkscrew includes nine artist's proofs.

The perfect sculptural object for true connoisseurs of the applied arts, Jester is composed of 40 parts and produced using three different production processes. Lost wax casting, for complex design elements with minute details to be reproduced; CNC machining for details that require high-precision execution for the purpose of coupling; flatbed laser cutting for complex geometric figures. Decorated with decal transfers appliquéd by hand and kiln-fired. Any slight variations in the colour or decal appliqu&eacaute; — either between one item and another, or over time — should be considered intrinsic characteristics of a product made employing an artisan process, which results in each item being truly unique. Some parts are painted.

Collaborating with Alessi, Marcel Wanders has created a magical and mystical world inspired by the sensory experience of the circus. Exploring the combination of color, geometric shapes and stainles steel, Wanders has created a fun and unexpcted collection of functional kitchenware embodying the historical symbols of the Big Top. From everyday kitchen staples to the five distinct kitchen tools as specially-made sculptures, the Circus Collection is sure to surprise and delight for years to come. Family heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation.

Dimensions
  • 6.4"W X 2.4"D X 7.6"H
Material(s)
18/10 Stainless steel
Notes
Limited edition of 999 numbered copies and 9 artist's proofs.
Item Number
ALS-THE-JESTER-CORKSCREW-LIMITED-EDITION
Model(s)
MW35