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Ettore Sottsass Es18 Salt Pepper Spice Grinder

by Ettore Sottsass, from Alessi

ettore sottsass es18 salt pepper spice grinder

ettore sottsass es18 salt pepper spice grinder

Design Ettore Sottsass, 1980's
Beech wood
Made in Italy by Alessi

An indispensable object in the kitchen and on the everyday table, this grinder is interpreted by Ettore Sottsass with his trademark use of overlapping colored volumes. Made in Italy, near where Alessi is based, using a partly hand-crafted turning process. The grains, knots and differences in the wood make each piece unique and distinct from the others.

Part of the Alessi 100 year anniversary values collection. Offered in your choice of various colors. Also available in different shapes.

4.25" h | 2.75" dia.

$119.00 + free shipping
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Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass (b. 1917) of Innsbruck, Austria grew up in Milan with an architect for a father. He graduated from Politecnico di Torino in 1939 with a degree in architecture. He served in the Italian military and spent much of World War II in a concentration camp in Yugoslavia In 1981, Sottsass came together with other young designers and architects to form the Memphis Group, who were hailed as one of the most characteristic examples of Post-modernism in design and the arts. Sottsass was simultaneously assembling Sottsass Associati, primarily an architectural practice now based in Londan and Milan. Sottsass had a vast body of work: furniture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, silver work, lighting, office machine design and buildings which inspired generations of architects and designers.
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 Bombe, 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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