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Dr. Skud Fly Swatter

dr. skud fly swatter

dr. skud fly swatter

Design Philippe Starck, 1998
Thermoplastic resin
Made in Italy by Alessi

Starck's output spans precision mechanisms (such as the clocks or the radio) and seemingly everyday objects, such as the Dr. Skud fly swatter. Great fun and a useful tool for the feeble hunter who prefers to go after small game. Look closely and you will see the visage of "Dr. Skud" in the upper portion. A beautiful gift box makes this an attractive and very affordable gift.

Available in your choice of colors.

17.25" h | 3.75" w | 2.75" d

$19.00 + $8.00 shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 1-2 days)

Philippe Starck

Paris-born Philippe Patrick Starck (b. 1949) has a wide range of design, but is very well known for his consumer goods and interiors. He was educated in Paris at the École Camondo and founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects, in 1968. The next year, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin. He has worked both independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. After designing the private apartment interiors for French President François Mitterrand in 1982, his career began to climb significantly. In 1986 he joined Domus Academy Department of Design as an associate lecturer. Two of Starck's famous designs include stylized toothbrushes (1989) and a sleek juicer dubbed the Juicy Salif created for Alessi in 1990. The Juicy Salif has become an affordable and popular cult item.

Alessi

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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dr. skud fly swatter

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functional and great design
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i became aware of starck in 1995 and followed with great interest his career and designs. my prime interest in almost everything is function, yet sometimes i make the sacrifice for form over function.

dr. stud achieves both - and in fact, this is my second one. the only criticism is that sometimes the legs need to be adjusted so that the swatter is balanced and can stand erectly "perpendicular." but this is a small price to pay for the concept and execution of a very much needed household product.
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