Likely the only juicer displayed at MOMA, Starck’s aluminum tripod design could be mistaken for a streamlined alien invader from a ‘50s pulp comic. He’s rumored to have said: "It's not meant to squeeze lemons, it is meant to start conversations."
Alessi, an icon of Italian design, is a family business founded in 1921 in Omegna, Italy by Giovanni Alessi. The company is known for its stainless steel homewares including its famous stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper. Alessi is also known for its playful and colorful designs in other materials and its many other handsome products ranging from cookware to servingware to decorative items. Alessi has collaborated with designers and architects including Richard Sapper, Michael Graves, and Philippe Starck, resulting in some of its most well-known designs.