25 years without squeezing a lemon

Juicy Salif, the well-known squeezer designed by Philippe Starck, turns 25

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25 years without squeezing a lemon
17/06/2015 - It's 25 years old but doesn't show it. Juicy Salif, the squeezer designed by Philippe Starck for Alessi, one of the most famous icons in design, this year celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary.
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Exhibited in major museums of contemporary art and design, from the MoMA in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Triennale in Milan, Juicy Salif is a truly iconic object and a symbol not only of Philippe Starck but of Alessi itself, this citrus squeezer - as revolutionary as it is surprisingly functional - was sketched in its essentials by Starck during a holiday by the sea in Italy, on a pizzeria napkin.
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'An excellent example of Alessi's role as artistic mediator in the most turbulent areas of Creative Potential. It remains unparalleled in its ability to generate discussions about its meaning and design, partly because of its unconventional use of what sem.'
 
As well as being the most controversial citrus fruit squeezer of the 20th century, it has also become one of the icons of design of the '90s, and it continues to be one of the most provocatively intelligent articles in the Alessi catalogue.



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