ALESSI Alessandro M Special edition Corkscrew for (RED)


You’d hardly guess that this little man dressed in jumper, trousers and a hat was a corkscrew. Grip his ears to work the mechanism. With chrome head and sturdy plastic body. 
Measures 8-1/4 inches tall and is certainly easy to spot in any drawer, although we would keep him out as a cheerful little sculpture to brighten out day!

With a long history of being involved in supporting other non-profit initiatives, Alessi is proud to be associated with (RED) and has a heightened awareness of the impact every contribution makes. Alessi contributes a portion of the purchase price from the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition “Alessandro M.” corkscrew to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which can provide 8 days of life-saving HIV medication. For the Special Edition, “Alessandro M.” is adorned in a red suit with a white heart embraced by (RED)’s brackets on the front, and the (PRODUCT)RED logo at the bottom of the back side. A "creature-object", this is Mendini's umpteenth exploration of the theory that "form follows function". It might also be his answer to the success of the "Anna G." woman-corkscrew.

Corkscrew in thermoplastic resin, light blue and chrome-plated zamak.
Designed by Alessandro Mendini.

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