The juicy salif citrus squeezer was one of the first projects designed by Philippe Starck for Alessi. It was controversial from the start, yet quickly became one of the great design icons of the 1990s. Alberto Alessi comments, "I received a napkin from Starck, on it among some incomprehensible marks (tomato sauce, in all likelihood) there were some sketches. Sketches of squid. They started on the left, and as they worked their way over to the right, they took on the unmistakable shape of what was to become the juicy salif. While eating a dish of squid and squeezing a lemon over it, Starck drew on the napkin his famous lemon squeezer."
Dimension: 11.5" H Designer: Philippe Starck, 1990. Cast aluminum w/ polyamide feet.