AC04 Fruit Bowl-Colander

$270.00
Designed by:  Achille Castiglioni
Manufactured by:  Alessi

This extraordinary piece was originally designed in 1995 as a way of both beautifully presenting fruits and berries and, at the same time, providing a mechanism for easily rinsing them.  Simply place grapes, berries, or cherries in the removable strainer, rinse under water, shake, and place the strainer back into the bowl with integrated pedestal.  Any residual water will drain from the fruit into the interior bottom of the bowl.  Voilà... you're ready to present and serve some glistening treats.  This piece earned its creator the 1995 Award of the Conseil National des Arts Culinaires de Paris as "jeune createur de l'annee" (ironically, Castiglioni was aged 77 at the time).  Manufactured by Alessi.

Designed in 1995.

9.75" Diameter, 8" H; holds 1 qt 19.5 oz

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Designed by:  Achille Castiglioni
Manufactured by:  Alessi

This extraordinary piece was originally designed in 1995 as a way of both beautifully presenting fruits and berries and, at the same time, providing a mechanism for easily rinsing them.  Simply place grapes, berries, or cherries in the removable strainer, rinse under water, shake, and place the strainer back into the bowl with integrated pedestal.  Any residual water will drain from the fruit into the interior bottom of the bowl.  Voilà... you're ready to present and serve some glistening treats.  This piece earned its creator the 1995 Award of the Conseil National des Arts Culinaires de Paris as "jeune createur de l'annee" (ironically, Castiglioni was aged 77 at the time).  Manufactured by Alessi.

Designed in 1995.

9.75" Diameter, 8" H; holds 1 qt 19.5 oz

Alessi

Founded in 1921, Alessi is one of Italy’s leading manufacturers of home accessories, collaborating with designers and architects to create functional objects that are designed to delight and often challenge preconceived notions of how an object can look. Alessi began as a producer of brass and nickel sheet metal and by the 1950s had repositioned itself as a specialist in manipulating stainless steel. By the 1970s and 1980s, Alessi was collaborating with Ettore Sottsass, Aldo Rossi, Achille Castiglioni, Michael Graves, Phillipe Starck, and Richard Sapper – creating design icons that are still produced today.  Today Alessi works with hundreds of artists, industrial designers, and architects to create its core collection – flatware, dinnerware, glassware, cookware, office, clocks, watches, and virtually every type of tabletop or kitchen accessory imaginable. Supplementing its vast core offering, Alessi presents two seasonal collections every year that highlight new designers and typologies. Alessi’s designs are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Switch Modern not only shows well over 1,000 Alessi designs on our website, we also have the same commitment to stocking and presentation in our large Alessi-branded store in Atlanta.