Bottle opener in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished with PVD coating golden pink. Design Valerio Sommella., A mysterious, organic shape for a practical object.
The “Bulla” Bottle opener is the first project designed by Valerio Sommella for Alessi. This young Italian designer has worked on important projects
and with big names, and sees the aesthetic approach as being closely linked to the object’s function. “Bulla” is the result of reflection into theadoption of natural shapes in the design of articles for everyday use. Shapes that do not immediately reveal their origins but which, even without explicitly announcing it, may have a purpose.
Based on these considerations, the designer conceived of a Bottle opener with a sinuous, organic shape (1). The name is inspired by the natural world. Bulla is a kind of mollusc characterised by its smooth shell, egg-shaped form and long opening.