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Anna G. Bottle opener - / Colour Tales - Alessi

Pink

Brand : Alessi

36.95 £36.95
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Product detail

  • Type : Bottle opener
  • Colour : Chromed - Pink
  • Material : (Plastic material)
  • Dimensions : Ø 7 x H 24.5 cm
  • Weight : 0.88 lb
  • Characteristics : Model created in 1994 by Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019) - Special edition 2021 with brand-new colours
  • Country of Manufacture : China

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The most famous pair of corkscrews from Italian design take on a new range of colours designed in homage to the chromatic research work of their creator. Anna G. and Alessandro M. come from the visual alphabet of Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019), one of the main innovators of Italian design in the 1980s. These brand-new colours (2021) are the result of a selection made from pictorial studies painted by Mendini himself. This chromatic range reflects the specifics of Mendini’s very personal expressive lexicon that can be found in his architecture and design projects. These new colours give rise to a new interpretation of the two iconic corkscrews. These never-before-seen versions by Anna G. and Alessandro M. are intended for collectors of Alessandro Mendini's creations and his corkscrews, as well as anyone looking for a tool that combines function and emotion to open a good bottle of wine. A real commercial success since its launch in 1994, the Anna G. corkscrew was born from a childhood memory of its creator, Alessandro Mendini: "At the table, it was my grandmother who opened the bottle of wine, an action that always struck me as a sort of ritual ballet: the head turning, the arms rising and then lowering, the sound of the cork being pulled from the neck". Confronted with the design of this unusual corkscrew, Alberto Alessi had no doubts about its resemblance to designer Anna Gili, who was close to the creator. An ironic tribute to a real woman, the smiling face of Anna G. has established itself over the years as an essential figure, a true "designer portrait". Very functional, perfectly suited to everyday use, the Anna G. corkscrew has an expressive presence: something to keep in view on the kitchen worktop! Alessandro Mendini: "I have often considered my design as a system of signs, sometimes simple, sometimes complex, which tangle with one other and constantly find a new expression in the objects, homes, furniture and spaces I design. Visual alphabets, signs, colours, images, decorative elements, always similar but never identical, caught in a continuous, infinite movement, on a small as well as a large scale, in both two and three dimensions. A search for writing of a written, almost literary vision, where alphabets converge to form true visual languages".

In detail:
  • Variation : Pink

  • Brand : Alessi

  • Designer : Alessandro Mendini

  • Type : Bottle opener

  • Colour : Chromed - Pink

  • Material : Thermoplastic resin body - Mechanism in chromed zamak and laminated steel

  • Dimensions : Ø 7 x H 24.5 cm
  • Weight : 0.88 lb
  • Characteristics : Model created in 1994 by Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019) - Special edition 2021 with brand-new colours
  • Country of Manufacture : China

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