Corkscrew - Anna G. (PRODUCT)RED
Designer : Alessandro Mendini
Brand : Alessi
THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS OF AN ICON
Corkscrew in thermoplastic resin.
A best seller since it was first produced in 1994, the Anna G. corkscrew is a tongue-in-cheek homage to a real woman. Her smiling face has become something of a cult figure over the years, giving birth (so to speak) to a rich family of objects for the table and kitchen in a wide range of materials.
With a long history of being involved in supporting other non-profit initiatives, Alessi is proud to be associated with (RED) and has a heightened awareness of the impact every contribution makes. Alessi contributes a portion of the purchase price from the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition Anna G. corkscrew to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which can provide 11 days of life-saving HIV medication. For the Special Edition, Anna G. is adorned in a red dress with a white heart embraced by (RED)'s brackets on the front, and the (PRODUCT)RED logo at the bottom of the back side.
About the designer:
Alessandro is an architect, artist, designer and design manager, theorist and journalist and began his profession at the Nizzoli studio. Along with Branzi and Sottsass and with his presence in Global Tools and Radical design, he was the main force behind the renovation of Italian design in the 80's. With Alchima he created objects, furniture, environments, paintings, installations and architectural works. In 1989 he opened the Atelier Mendini in Milan with his brother Francesco and continued his career as a sophisticated, pop designer. The key element is always a clever hybrid between art and design resulting in popular objects that achieve great commercial success.