Ettore Sottsass, per Twergi - Alessi - Nut-cracker nutcracker - NT201

Description
Ettore Sottsass, per Twergi - Alessi - Nut-cracker nutcracker - NT201
Italy - 1975-1999 - yellow and red stained beech wood

Ettore Sottsass for Alessi - Twergi, 1989

Rare item, very few items manufactured.

The collaboration between Ettore Sottsass and Alessi began in 1972.
The projects of Ettore Sottsass have often represented true design challenges due to the high degree of experimentation and the technical complications that had to be overcome in the manufacturing stage.
In the early 1990s, the Twergi line was launched, a collection of wooden items made by artisans of Valle Strona, a valley near Lake Orta, where Alessi is located. The name Twergi, "gnome" or "elf of the woods" in the local dialect, alludes to the serene and playful creatures.

Yellow and red tinted beech wood nutcracker, natural wood gear.
Size: min height 9.3 cm Width: 9.4 cm Depth: 6 cm
Weight: 142 g

Shipped carefully packaged, quick and with tracking.

Lot details
Object
Nut-cracker nutcracker
Material
yellow and red stained beech wood
Designer/ Artist
Ettore Sottsass, per Twergi
Manufacturer/ Brand
Alessi
Model/ Name
NT201
Estimated Period
1975-1999
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
As new - unused
Dimensions
9.3×9.4×6 cm
Weight
142 g
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