Alessi Pizzico Salt Shaker

Alessi Pizzico Salt Shaker
Pizzico, which means “pinch” in Italian, was designed by the emerging Milan-based design studio Busetti Garutti Redaelli. A new form factor for...more
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Pizzico, which means “pinch” in Italian, was designed by the emerging Milan-based design studio Busetti Garutti Redaelli. A new form factor for arguably the most familiar tabletop object, squeeze the silicone body to evenly dispense a sprinkle of salt or pinch the corners of the neck for a more generous salting. “With a new approach, taking a fresh look at established habits, reinterpreting forms and considering different materials, we arrived at a synthesis between the age-old gesture of taking a pinch of salt and the practical and sanitary solution of classic salt castors,” the designers explain the press material.

Unlike traditional salt shakers that might be filled with grains of rice to absorb moisture, the silicone dispenser won’t get clogged. And best of all, the model will debut in four friendly colors: black, grey, white and a sea green.

After the character-driven plastic products and whimsical approach of Alessi’s collections of the ’90s, the company focused on decorative tabletop statement pieces produced in more substantial materials like wood, steel and glass.

Along with a molded plastic measuring cup by Gabriele Rosa debuting this Spring, the Pizzico represents the company’s return to plastic and what Alberto Alessi describes as, “a new project area…mainly in plastic: small objects that are witty, intelligent, elegant and sometimes a little cheeky, like a product by Alessi should be.

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Height 10.00cm

Diameter 3.00cm




Busetti - Garuti - Redaelli

Busetti - Garuti - Redaelli
Fellow students at Milan’s European Design Institute, Manuela Busetti and Andrea Garuti became acquainted in 2003 while studying industrial design. They immediately started working together, taking part in competitions and designing for firms whose range went from taps to decorating and to ceramic sanitary ware. They were awarded important prizes (from the young designers section of the “XX Compasso d’Oro” ADI prize, to the Playing Design competition of Lissone, sponsored by Milan’s “La Triennale”) and took part in various events and exhibitions. In 2007, while Manuela and Andrea were working with a design studio in Milan, they met Matteo Redaelli, who also graduated from Milan’s European Design Institute. From this was born a new team. A common denominator linking the three designers, is the interest they share in studying the re-designing and abstracting of technologies and materials from their context, for the creation of original and inventive objects. In 2010, with an innovative coffee table, they went on to win the competition organised by Cristalplant e Zanotta.
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