Alessi Grind Salt or Pepper Grinder
Alessi Grind Salt and Pepper Grinder
A celebration of the dining table and all those tools that enhance the pleasure of sharing and enjoying good food: this was the design concept for the “Grind” salt, pepper and spice mill by William Alsop and Federico Grazzini. Not simply a gadget for the table where meals are eaten, but an object that is part of an essential experience.
The designers have also introduced a small variation in the usual structure of this tool: when the Pepper mill is not being used, it sits with the grinding mechanism facing upward.
The grinder is thus clearly on display, stylishly framed by the distinctive design of the body of the Salt mill. It is a functionally important detail as, after use, it allows “Grind” to be set down on the table without scattering any ground spice residue on the table.
Characteristics / Suggested use. The body of the pepper mill is made of die-cast aluminium with an interior in nylon, a material particularly suited to contact with foodstuffs It features a ceramic grinding wheel, the ideal choice for grinding any kind of spice.
The grinding wheel is housed in the top part of the pepper mill to avoid dirtying the surface on which the object is set down after use Easy to use, it allows different finenesses of grinding to suit personal preference and various types of spice: the part housing the grinding wheel can be twisted clockwise for finer grinding, or anti-clockwise for more coarsely ground spices Easy to fill. Simply turn the grinder upside down and remove the rotor in order to top up the container with spices.
To close, fit the rotor back onto the central pin and then press down lightly until it clicks back into place Available in two versions: aluminium and black painted aluminium Clean the pepper mill with a soft cloth; do not use abrasive detergents, which could damage the finish Expressive design for an everyday object that becomes a stylish, essential accessory to be displayed on the table Ideal for those who like to spice up their food, enjoying the fragrant aroma of freshly ground spices
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Will Aslop, an architect and artist, was born at Northampton (1947), studied at the Architectural Association in London, worked with Cedric Price from 1973 to 1977, with Roderick Ham in 1977 and with Jan St?rmer until early 2001, when he founded Alsop Architects, with branches in London, Rotterdam and Moscow. His most significant projects completed in these years were the Passenger & Ferry Terminal in Hamburg (1990); Barrage & Visitor Centre in Cardiff (1991); Le Grand Bleu Government Headquarters in Marseilles (1991); the Tottenham Hale and North Greenwich Jubilee Line Underground Stations in London (1991 and 1992); the stage at Groningen (1995), the Reuters headquarters in Moscow (1996); the State Archives in Hamburg (1998). Alsop’s work and projects have received wide recognition—an honorary doctorate from Leicester University and an honorary fellowship from the Royal Society of British Sculptors—and awards that include the riba National Award for the Visitor’s Centre in Cardiff (1991) and the riba Civic and Community Architecture Award for Le Grand Bleu (1997) . His professional work has always been integrated with teaching, first as tutor of sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art in London and then at various leading universities in Britain and abroad. Since 1997 he has taught at Technische Universität and directs its Hochbau institute in Vienna.