With a long history of being involved in supporting other non-profit initiatives, Alessi is proud to be associated with (RED) and has a heightened awareness of the impact every contribution makes.
Alessi contributes a portion of the purchase price from the (PRODUCT)RED “Parmenide” cheese grater to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which can provide 7 days of life-saving HIV medication.
The grater Parmenide designed by Alejandro Ruiz brings two aspects of the traditional household scene together: the cheese grater and the serving bowl. Parmenide also becomes an attractive piece of tableware once the cheese has been grated.
Parmenide is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Grater with cheese cellar in thermoplastic resin, red and steel mirror polished.
Height (cm): 6.70
Length (cm): 15.30
Width (cm): 7.50
Item code: AARU01 RED
The Alessi Research Centre (CSA) was set up in 1990 for two purposes: to draw up theoretical papers on topics associated with objects (to be published as books), and to coordinate work with young designers. Up until that time Alessi had only worked with “major designers”, and I felt a certain degree of responsibility towards young, upcoming designers. Alberto Alessi
Born in Bahia Blanca in 1954. Designer, interior designer and interior decorator. He collaborated with Alchimia studio and with Gregotti Associati. He was teacher at the European Design Institute and at Domus Academy. He works for Alacta, Perani, Mimo, Red-Zanussi.