He remembers having spent his childhood under his father's drawing tables, passing hours stitching, cutting, gluing and grinding, disassembling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Endless hours, an entire life spent dismantling and reassembling anything that fell into his hands, reconstructing his surrounding world. In 1982 he renovated Palais de l'╔lysΘe at President Mitterrand's request, in 1984 CafΘ Costes became Le CafΘ, between 1988 and 1990 he transformed the Royalton and the Paramount in New York into the new classics of the hotel world, and in the following years he promoted architectonic tours de force in Japan that saw him become the leading exponent of expressionist architecture. His respect for humanity and the environment has also been recognised in France, where in 1995 he designed the Ecole Nationale SupΘrieure des Arts DΘcoratifs in Paris and in 1997 the control tower of Bordeaux Airport. Abroad, he continues to shake the traditions and culture of the world's major cities, with the interior design of the restaurant at Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel (1994), the Teatron in Mexico (1995), the Delano Hotel a Miami (1995), the Modrian in Los Angeles (1996), the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York (1997), as well as an entire series of ongoing projects in London and elsewhere. His skill lies in being able to transform instantly the object of the commission into a place filled with charm, pleasure and encounters. He tirelessly modifies everyday life, exalting the deepest roots of existence in his changes. He applies himself to the design of ashtrays, lamps, handles, cutlery, candleholders, teapots, vases, watches, scooters, mopeds, desks, beds, taps, bathsà in short, life. His increasing fascination with life has now led him to create clothes, underwear, footwear, glasses, food, and always with the conviction that his design respects nature and the future of humankind. In the exhibits of museums all around the world, in Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto and Barcelona, his work is considered to be that of a master. He has received numerous prizes and awards: designer of the year, the Oscar de luminaire (1980), the title of Officier des Artes et des Lettres (1985), the Grand Prix National de la CrΘation Industrielle (1988), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others. Philippe Starck began his collaboration with driade in 1985.
|Electric or Manual: Manual||Function: Citrus|
|Product Type: Juicers||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus-Squeezer by Philippe Starck, 1990
function and art
john from corona del mar, CA– Verified Buyer
I'm a huge fan of ALESSI, andIve always coveted this piece by Starck. Thanks to my points from other purchases, from ALL MODERN, I got this at an unbelievable price point.
Catherine Bailey from Brighton, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
Just as expected - a very striking piece of art. I will say that I thought some of the edges would be a bit smoother, but other than that it's perfect!
Michael Marino from Columbus, OH– Verified Buyer
I love this item! I got it for a gift and it was a bit hit. Now I want one.
Like a piece of art
ModernGirl from Boston, MA– Top 50 Reviewer
I love this modern decoration for my kitchen. I havn't tried to use it for it's actual intention but it is a great discussion piece.
Designs by Starck are Best!
John from CA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
Mirror polished aluminum. Alessi quality. [...]
Functional art, timeless design.
kevsmachine from Corpus Christi, Tx.
I acquired it as a piece of art not a simple juicer.
GREAT DESIGN AND VERY FUNCTIONAL.
FINDERS OF KEEPERS from CT– Verified Buyer
EVERYTHING YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A PRODUCT DESIGNED FOR A SPECIFIC USE.
Iwould buy this product again and againg
Ed. Minimalist from Fort. Lauderdale. FLORIDA– Verified Buyer
It is an excellent squeezer, the desing is AMAZING , super clean and totaly Minimalist ,it looking nice on the counter top, like a peace of Art.
Anonymous from USA– Verified Buyer
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