Alessi, founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, has long been at the forefront of innovative and inspired product design ever since. The company has created a dynasty out of not only offering products geared towards the mainstream but by also creating some of the most celebrated cult objects of our time. One of Alessi’s features today is the ability to reconcile its typically industrial needs with its tendency to consider itself more as a ‘research laboratory in the field of the applied arts’ than an industry in the conventional sense.
Alessi Juicy Salif
Alessi is celebrating this year the twenty-fifth anniversary of an iconic object for the design world: the “Juicy Salif” citrus squeezer, designed by Philippe Starck in 1990. This hugely successful project, as its creator envisaged, not only squeezes lemons but also stimulates conversation. To celebrate the anniversary of the “Juicy Salif” citrus-squeezer, two special editions have been released: one in cast aluminium with an opaque white ceramic coating, and the other a limited edition in cast bronze.