With its truncated taper and slightly tilting vertical line, this Electric mill “Tonga”, designed by Richard Sapper, for grinding pepper, salt and spices, has a lively feel and guarantees a firm, comfortable grip. To ensure the best grinding results, the best ceramic grindstones are activated with a slow rotation at a constant speed. “Tonga” is in keeping with its simplicity of use, and places it in that category of tools for the kitchen that combine top quality with practicality.
Item code: RS10 B
Diameter (cm): 6.50
Height (cm): 23.00
Born in 1932 in Munich where he studied philosophy, anatomy, graphics and economy. He started his working life in the Mercedes Benz design office and in 1958 moved to Milan where he worked first for Gio Ponti and Rinascente. He later joined the studio of Marco Zanuso with whom he designed many famed objects including Brionvega radios and televisions, the Grillo telephone and Kartell children’s seats. In the 70’s, he went out on his own and designed the “Tizio” (1972, a truly unique lamp design for its capacity to blend projectual quality with public acclaim, its style symbol status and duration). For has been the design consultant to Fiat and Pirelli for automobiles and a consultant to IBM for many years. He is a designer that knows how to combine poetry and humour with mathematical precision. He has been living and working in Italy since the 50’s and has become an integral part of the history of Italian design. He has won the Compasso d'Oro ten times. His main interest is the design of technically complex objects, from ships to watches..