May 15, 2017

STARCK: Revolutionising Kitchen Utensils

Philippe Starck, this truly iconic French designer with a unique democratic design concept and his partnership with Alessi, laguiole has brought us many revolutionizing kitchen utensils. 

Some of his original creations in this field are:

  • Max Le Chinoisfor Alessi:Designed in 1987, a chinois in french is a colander. Max le Chinois as in Max the Chinese also has a strong design impact, which you can’t say for any other colander. It also has a plastic insert to allow usage as a vase, bowl or even bucket!


  • The Citrus Squeezerfor Alessi:A surprisingly functional squeezer designed in 1990, considered as partly a kitchen gadget and a full time art piece. Inspired from a squid with its teardrop body and long slim curving legs it allows you to pour the lemon directly in your glass. 


  • The Faitoo for Alessi:Faitoo is an elegant kitchen utensils set designed in 1996, in which the many designs incorporated by Starck transform each serving tool into a modern design experience. it is composed of  the Cucchiaio spoon, the Loochtoo ladle, the Magneto salad/poultry fork, the Loochtoo small ladle with a spout, the Peltoo spatula with a smiley face and the Zebra stripped Passtoo skimmer.


  • The Steak knives for Laguiole:The first edition designed in 1986 is available in  a full stainless steel handle or with one made of cow horn. For it’s 25th year anniversary Laguiole along with Starck reedited the steak into a contemporary version with a matte wood effect. 


There are so many more to talk about but I have just chosen my favorites to share.

Categories: Appliances Kitchen





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