Anna G Corkscrew - Pink - des. Alessandro Mendini, 1994 (made by Alessi)
The Anna G corkscrew is a classic of 90s design - smiley face, graphic bob, opening arms, drinks time! - and here she is in a gorgeous shade of pink as a tribute to the chromatic research of designer Alessandro Mendini.
Mendini was inspired to create the corkscrew by a real person, his friend the designer Anna Gili. He told the Financial Times about the genesis of this iconic design object. “I remembered as a child when my grandmother would open a bottle of wine at the table it always seemed like a good performance, a kind of ritual ballet: the turning of the head, the arms moving up and down, the sound of the cork popping from the bottle. That’s when I decided on an anthropomorphic object. I made a drawing of a ballerina, a female figure. It was evident, though, that I had subliminally drawn a portrait of Anna.”
Corkscrew in thermoplastic resin and chrome-plated zanak. Diameter 2 3/4 inches, height 9 3/4 inches.
Alessandro Mendini (1931-2017) was an Italian designer and architect. He played an important part in the development of Italian, Postmodern, and Radical design.
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