One of the most iconic designs of one of the most iconic Italian design brands is celebrating its 20th birthday. The party girl is Anna G., the world famous corkscrew designed by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi. The human-like gadget was originally produced as a gift for journalists, but when Alberto Alessi saw the positive response to this little lady, he decided to incorporate her into the Alessi Collection. And she stayed there for the past 20 years. To celebrate that, designer Alessandro Mendini is giving her an expressive mask, inspired by one of his many drawings. “I love the Anna G. design so much, because it makes people smile. That in fact is the essence of good design”, Mendini says.
Text: Charlene Preston