Ettore Sottsass - Alessi Twergi - Truffe-truffe

Ettore Sottsass - Alessi Twergi - Truffe-truffe
Italie - conçu en 1991 - Bois d'olivier

Alessi Twergi handmade truffle slicer shaped out of high quality olive wood. The truffle slicer was designed by Ettore Sottsass (1917 - 2007) in 1991 for Alessi. Since Sottsass was the mean designer of the Alessi Twergi products in the 80s and 90s, This truffle slicer can be considered as one of the most classical and recognizable Alessi Twergi products that has been produced.

After acquiring one of the oldest woodcrafting companies of the Strona Valley (Battista Piazza 1865) in 1988, Alessi started a new brand called ''Twergi'' in 1989. Twergi means dwarf in the local dialect of Piemonte. It refers to a local dwarf that lives in the woods. For the first time Alessi was making products shaped out of wood. The decision to use materials other than steel turned out to be crucial for the growth of the company. Alessi Twergi therefore symbolizes not only design tradition and quality, but also a fine piece of entrepreneurship and vision.

This truffle slicer is in new condition and never been used. Delivered with original packaging.

Ettore Sottsass:
Born in Innsbruck in 1917, he is known the world over as one of the initiators of the revolution in architecture and design which led away from the rigid functionalism of the years prior to and following the Second World War. A great and influential Maestro of Italian design, the energy of his language and the vitality of his colour and line contrast sharply with any intellectualism and rigidity. Sottsass worked for many prestigious brands like Bitossi, Kartell, Artemide and BD Barcelona.

Informations du lot
Bois d'olivier
Designer / Artiste
Ettore Sottsass
Fabricant / Marque
Alessi Twergi
Période estimée
conçu en 1991
Pays d’origine
Comme neuf, inutilisé
2.2×8.5×18 cm
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