Alessi’s playful Anna G. corkscrew features a figure of a woman: smiling face framed with short hair, long neck, slender arms and a long beautiful dress. The bottle opener was designed by Alessandro Mendini and inspired by his and Alberto Alessi’s friend, designer Anna Gili. Anna G. is a beloved classic and a delightful addition to any kitchen.
The Designer: Alessandro Mendini (s. 1931) is an Italian architect and designer whose work has had a great influence on modern Italian design. In the 1970s he participated in the Radical design movement and the development of postmodern design theories. Besides architecture, product and interior design and installations, his work includes theoretical publications, and he has worked as publisher of Casabella, Modo and Domus magazines. Mendini was a founding member of the Global Tools design collective which was set up in 1973, and he was also a member of the “anti-design” group Studio Alchimia with designers such as Ettore Sottsass and Michele De Lucchi.