Alessi Cheese please, Cheese Grater
Design Gabriele Chiave, Lorenza Bozzoli,Cheese grater in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished.
An object in two words: “Cheese please”!
An item that is a play on words, this Grater shaped like a cowbell is called “Cheese please” and is designed by Lorenza Bozzoli and Gabriele
Chiave. Its eye-catching and evocative cowbell shape also proves to be the best way to interpret its functional aspect. The bell handle is a
comfortable way of holding the Grater and the arch of the steel body accentuates its ergonomics (1). The mouth of the bell narrows slightly,
making sure that the grated cheese falls directly onto the plate below. The functional aspects considered during its development also include
the shape and distribution of the holes - “Cheese please” has circular holes surrounded by tiny teeth (2). This kind of hole tears at the cheese, a
process particularly suitable for mature varieties such as parmesan or pecorino. It is also easy and decidedly practical to clean after use. “Cheese
please” is made from 18/10 stainless steel with a mirrored finish.
Stainless steel mirror,
- Size Description
10,0 x 6,0cm
<br /> Gabriele Chiave was born in Metz. Two years later he moved with his family, spending 4 years in Dakar, 5 in Caracas, 1 in Buenos Aires, 3 in Rome (where he completed his higher secondary education) and then 8 years in Milan where he studied Industrial Design at IED and began working with a number of design studios, including Syn design, Fabio Rotella, and Lorenza Bozzoli. He participated and exhibited in projects such as Emergency, Rotari, Epson, and Toshiba. From 2004 to 2006 he worked with Marc Sadler at the Ideal Standard European research centre, and he worked with many other companies. In the same period he was involved in and provided assistance for 6 lpwk/alessi workshops, which began in 2003 and are still being run. He has worked freelance for clients and customers in the design field since 2006. He has lived in Amsterdam since early 2007.