5075 Salt Shaker, des. Ettore Sottsass for Alessi


By: Alessi

A design classic since 1978, the 5075 Salt Castor is a testament to its designer Ettore Sottsass who, with a few simple lines, can exalt the archetypical look of an object as common as a salt castor to something of a design statement. 

Sottsass's matching pepper shaker is also available from saltsmillshop.

  • Salt castor in 18/10 stainless steel and glass.
  • Size: Capacity approx 1.25 oz, Diameter approx 1.5", Height approx 4"

About Ettore Sottsass:

Born in Innsbruck in 1917, Sottsass is known the world over as one of the initiators of the revolution in architecture and design which led away from the rigid functionalism of the years prior to and following the Second World War. A great and influential Maestro of Italian design, the energy of his language and the vitality of his colour and line contrast sharply with any intellectualism and rigidity. He died in December 2007.