Pepper Mill, "Anna Pepper"
Founded in 1921, the Italian housewares company Alessi has earned a reputation for mass-producing stylish, well-made products for everyday use. During the 1980s and 1990s, famous American, French, and Italian architects such as Michael Graves, Alessandro Mendini, Aldo Rossi, and Philippe Starck worked for the firm, executing designs in a postmodernist style marked by the playful, humorous forms shown here.
11 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (27.9 x 8.9 x 7 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on bottom on metal mechanism: "ALESSI INOX 18/10 ITALY"
Gift of Alessi S.p.A.
Chrome-plated and plastic pepper mill in the form of a woman with abstracted flat face with cut out eyes and mouth shaped handle at top above short neck terminating in narrow flat pink plastic band and below molded light blue cylindrical plastic fluted 'dress',indented at center with narrow flat pink plastic band and flares toward base.
Condition: new/ unused.
This item is not on view
Alessandro Mendini (Italian, 1931-2019). Pepper Mill, "Anna Pepper," designed 1998. Thermoplastic resin, 11 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (27.9 x 8.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.40.72_bw.jpg)
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