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Alessi Sottsass Ice Bucket/wine Cooler

alessi sottsass ice bucket/wine cooler

alessi sottsass ice bucket/wine cooler

Design Ettore Sottsass, 1979
18/10 stainless steel
Made in Italy by Alessi

One truly unique range: the professional articles for the bar and for serving wine, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1979 with assistance from Alberto Gozzi, taking a cue form the perfect cocktails prepared with such expertise by David Niven in those fifties movies. Great attention is paid to the details: the body is thicker at the base and on the edge to avoid possible marking, the handles afford a perfect grip even with just one hand. Amazing Champagne/Wine bucket designed by Italian Master, Ettore Sottsass...... a timeless classic to compliment the most special and warm occasions.

Ice bucket: mirror polished inside, matte outside.

medium wine cooler: mirror polished outside and matte inside, for two Rhine bottles and for "Magnum". Designed to hold two of the five possible basic shapes of wine bottles and cool them right up to the neck.

large wine cooler: mirror polished outside and matte inside, for two Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne bottles. Designed to hold three of the five possible basic shapes of wine bottles.

ice bucket: 5.75" dia. | 5.5" h | 1qt. 19.5oz. | ice bucket
medium wine cooler: 8.25" dia. | 10.75" h | 6qt. 29oz.
large wine cooler: 9.75" dia. | 9" h | 7qt. 13.25oz.

$144.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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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 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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