Juicy Salif

Citrus squeezer
Date of appearance: 1990
Trademark: Alessi
Designer: Philippe Starck
Manufacturer: Alessi S.p.A.
Made in: Italy
Dimensions: 137 × 305 × 114 mm
Weight: 600 g
Materials: polished aluminium
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Juicy Salif lemon squeezer by Philippe Starck for Alessi. Juicy Salif caused controversy in the 1990s when it was first produced because it looked beautiful but was not at all practical for squeezing fruit. Alessi says that the project was deliberately poking fun at the idea that form should follow function. "I am very happy with this project because I consider it a big joke to everybody," he says. "It is the most controversial squeezer of the century I must say, but one of the most amusing projects I have done in my career." The distinctive elongated form of the lemon squeezer is based on the shape of a squid, which came came to Starck while he was squeezing lemon juice over calamari in an Italian restaurant.

Juicy Salif
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Philippe Starck's sketches on a pizzeria mat