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Ettore Sottsass - Alessi Twergi - storage jars - ''Totem'' (Alessi 100 Values Collection)

Ettore Sottsass - Alessi Twergi - storage jars - ''Totem'' (Alessi 100 Values Collection)

These storage jars were originally designed by Ettore Sottsass (1917 - 2007) in 1994. They were produced at the beginning of 2021 on the occasion of one hundred years of Alessi (1921 - 2021).

The jars are colorful and evocative of Sottsass's style, they are expressive presences that transform every domestic space. Designed with a cylindrical glass container and a beechwood lid to ensure an airtight seal. An iconic Twergi item since Sottsass can be considered as the mean designer of the Alessi Twergi products in the 80s and 90s.

After acquiring one of the oldest woodcrafting companies of the Strona Valley (Battista Piazza 1865) in 1988, Alessi started a new brand called ''Twergi'' in 1989. Twergi means dwarf in the local dialect of Piemonte. It refers to a local dwarf that lives in the woods. For the first time Alessi was making products shaped out of wood. The decision to use materials other than steel turned out to be crucial for the growth of the company. Alessi Twergi therefore symbolizes not only design tradition and quality, but also a fine piece of entrepreneurship and vision.

The jars are as new and never been used. Delivered with original packaging.

Capacity and Sizes:
2x cl 100 - ø cm 12 - h cm 20.5
1x cl 75 - ø cm 12 - h cm 17

These jars are part of the Alessi 100 Values Collection, this is a special initiative that celebrates the values that define the identity and the practice of the hundred year “Dream Factory”. A collection of astonishing objects, coming from the Alessi Museum's archives: objects never produced until now, unpublished versions, icons caught in their becoming.

Ettore Sottsass:
Born in Innsbruck in 1917, he is known the world about 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 color and line contrast sharply with any intellectualism and rigidity. Sottsass worked for many prestigious brands like Bitossi, Kartell, Artemide and BD Barcelona.

Object storage jars
Material Glass jar with hermetic lid beech-wood
Designer/ Artist Ettore Sottsass
Manufacturer/ Brand Alessi Twergi
Model/ Name ''Totem'' (Alessi 100 Values Collection)
Estimated Period After 2000
Country of Origin Italy
Condition As new - unused
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