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Gino Zucchino

by Guido Venturini, from Alessi

gino zucchino

gino zucchino

Design Guido Venturini, 1993
pmma plastic
Made by Alessi

This anthropomorphic sugar dispenser belonging to the first group of objects designed within the ambit of Alessi's "Family Follows Fiction" project, was actually the first all-plastic Alessi product.

Venturini is an architect, designer and explorer in the fields of industrial design, interior design and architecture. He has taught at the Domus Academy and at the Florence Faculty of Architecture. Music is his greatest passion and source of inspiration.

5.5" h | 7 oz.

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Guido Venturini

Born in Alfonsine, Italy in 1957, Guido Venturini taught at the Domus Academy and at the Florence Faculty of Architecture. He cites music as his greatest passion and source of inspiration. Venturini designed expressive objects, many for Alessi, that have been said to look like non-threatening monsters. His anthropomorphic sugar dispenser was the first all-plastic Alessi product, designed under their “Family Follows Fiction” project.
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.


gino zucchino

average rating: 5
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very cute sugar shaker
, more than a month ago.
ordered blue or orange. they only had red and green. ended up with the red one, which looks great. this is more decoration for me than functional -- takes a long time to shake enough sugar in the raw out of him. would probably be about right for fine white sugar. alessi makes some awesome items, and this is no exception. worth paying extra money to add a little fun to everyday items
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Whimsical Sugar Dispenser
, more than a month ago.
I thoroughly enjoy my Gino Zucchino sugar dispenser. I chose green to match my kitchen decor. Each time I use Gino (I call "him" GZ), I smile. Can't help it, with that broad smile looking at me. Adds a touch of charm and whimsy to my day. Love it. Very light weight, easy to clean and easy to refill.
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