Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Juicy Salif lemon squeezer by Philippe Starck for Alessi at Vamp_11 July 2018

We will be posting all the remaining small items that we picked up at various markets and shops on our recent UK trip today.
First up is this fabulous Juicy Salif lemon squeezer by Philippe Starck for Alessi. This is how the design story goes….
Philippe Starck was having lunch on the Amalfi coast. As he ordered a plate of calamari he was pondering his latest commission from the Italian design house Alessi. The company, responsible for so many acclaimed designs over the years, had requested a tray. Starck needed to work out how to bring his unique talents to such a humdrum object. Glancing down at his plate, he realised that he had no lemon.
As he beckoned to the waiter, Starck was suddenly seized by an idea. He began scribbling on his paper napkin.
Twenty years on, that napkin is now in the Alessi Museum. Greasy and lemon-stained, it depicts the very first doodles of what would become the now iconic Juicy Salif lemon squeezer. (from an article on the by Kate Watson-Smyth)
Base: 10cm x 10cm x 10cm | Height - 29cm
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