Design by Ettore Sottsass, 1979.
There are four basic shapes for all wine bottles: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhine and Champagne. To contain and cool these different shapes up to the neck, Gozzis research came up with two different Coolers, which both demonstrate his very close attention to practical use. The body is of different thicknesses: thicker at the bottom and on the edge in order to avoid dents. The handles have been studied (together with the edges, which are fully lined) to ensure a perfect grip with a single hand; it holds two bottles; its depth means the bottles can be immersed right up to the neck; lastly, they can be stacked. The 5052 Cooler is suitable for two Bordeaux or two Burgundy or two Champagne bottles.
Material(s): 18/10 mirror-polished stainless steel outside, satin finish inside
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