ALESSI Farfalla Nutcracker
Nutcracker in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished. Part of Alessi 100 Values Collection. Designed by Enzo Mari.
A project that in just a few strokes captures the deepest essence of the object and the gesture that accompanies it, the Farfalla (butterfly) nutcracker is an example of that process of painstaking elimination of the superfluous that has always accompanied Enzo Mari's research. Designed at the end of the 1990s and never realised, its production in 2021 pays tribute to one of the Masters of Italian design. A substantial design to rediscover a gesture as simple as it is essential, such as cracking nuts.