socrates corkscrew

socrates corkscrew

socrates corkscrew

Designed 1998 by Jasper Morrison
cast and forged stainless steel
Made by Alessi in Italy

Corkscrew in 18/10 stainless steel, mirror polished. ?"Socrates" by Jasper Morrison is a corkscrew that seeks to achieve the object's archetypal form, and is a humorous allusion to the "Socratic method", i.e. the Athenian philosopher's art of extracting the right answers from the person you're dealing with.

4.5" | 1.3" | h. 5.5"

$209.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison (b. 1959) is an English product and furniture designer from London. He received a Bachelor of Design degree from Kingston Polytechnic Design School in 1982 and a Masters degree in Design from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1985. He also studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, formerly the Hochschule der Künste (HdK). While a student, he gained a keen interest in modernist pioneers, such as Buckminster Fuller, Gerald Summers, Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier. Morrison's objects provide a quiet contrast to the creative exuberance of the Eighties. The visual restraint, high functionalism and constructive simplicity attract attention to his work.
Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi to produce crafted metal products for eating and drinking. In 1935, Carlo Alessi, son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945, he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombé, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo's younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician. By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and his playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.
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