This set for condiments is an emblematic example of “design alla Castiglioni”, where decoration is never an end in itself but instead is an expression of a very well-defined way of using the object, with results that clearly demonstrate the designer's playfulness. With their original counterweight system, the oil and vinegar cruets brilliantly solve the classic problem of not knowing where to put the stopper. And their unusual shape reflects the need to allow space for the hand to grasp the handle. A simple tray without edges provides the tabletop surface, and a small crystal mini-cruet (a personal salt castor) completes the set.
Oil cruet in crystal with body in steel mirror.
Item code: AC02/O
Diameter (cm): 7.50
Height (cm): 23.50
Content (cl): 22.00
Born in Milan in 1918, he started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, he was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and its shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials. He dies in 2002.