ES17 Corkscrew - Pink, Red, Yellow

Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Manufacturer: Alessi
Materials: Beech-wood, medal
Dimensions: 7" H x 2.4" D

The corkscrew according to Ettore Sottsass: a tool both effective and emotional. Easy to use, the designed volume reveals an ergonomic shape that is comfortable to hold. Made in Italy, near where Alessi is based, it showcases a partly hand-crafted turning process with wood from sustainably managed forests. The handle is colored with water-based and totally solvent-free paints that are sustainable for the environment and not harmful to human health.

About the Designer

Born in Innsbruck in 1917, Ettore Sottsass is known the world over as one of the initiators of the revolution in architecture and design which led away from the rigid functionalism of the years prior to and following the Second World War. A great and influential Maestro of Italian design, the energy of his language and the vitality of his color and line contrast sharply with intellectualism and rigidity. He died in December 2007.

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