Designed by Richard Sapper, 2012.
This electrical/battery-operated Pepper Mill, was developed with some research into a light grinding movement that creates a perfect grind that is almost silent. With its truncated taper and slightly tilting vertical line, Tonga has a lively feel and guarantees a firm, comfortable grip. To ensure the best grinding results, the best ceramic grindstones are activated with a slow rotation at a constant speed. Tonga is simple to use and places it in that category of tools for the kitchen that combine top quality with practicality.
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Material(s): Thermoplastic resin
Dimensions: 2.5" Dia X 9" H
Designer: Richard Sapper
Born in Munich in 1932, he studied philosophy, anatomy, graphics, engineering and economics. Ten times winner of the Compassi d'Oro, his prime interest is the design of technically complex objects, from ships to watches.View other products by Richard Sapper
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