Few people know the origin story behind this beautiful corkscrew. Designed in 1994 by Alessandro Mendini, this Alessi corkscrew was inspired by the designer’s secret love, Anna G. The Alessi Corkscrew Anna G. is made of plastic with chromed metal (zamac) and available in a range of beautiful colours. This corkscrew works as simply as any other corkscrew. Want to clean the corkscrew? This is easily done with a damp cloth or sponge.
It is no secret that Italy has many famous designers. The Milanese Alessandro Mendini is one of them! Mendini has played a major role in the development of Italian design. In 1979, he started working for the Alchimia studio, where he collaborated with other big names such as Ettore Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi. He worked here until he founded the design studio Atelier Mendini with his brother Francesco in 1988.
In the Netherlands, too, Mendini has done his bit in the field of architecture. For instance, he designed the new building of the Groninger Museum, which was festively opened in 1994 by the then Queen Beatrix. In addition, he helped design the Paradise Tower in Hiroshima and the Ceramic Museum in Incheon, among other things.
Mendini has also worked with the Italian company Alessi. Among other things, he designed beautiful percolators and corkscrews for them.