- Designer : Marcel Wanders
- Year of Design : 2016
- Material : 18/10 stainless steel
- Dimensions : 16.2cm; H: 19.3cm
- Limited Edition of 999 numbered pieces
The Jester Corkscrew Gilberto by Marcel Wanders for Alessi is part of the Limited Edition "Circus" collection. A lively character the jumping Jester sports a multicoloured diamond costume and performs atop a platforms which circus acts use to perform their acts, as they prepare to dazzle with a leap or a pirouette. Wanders cleverly conceals the functional parts of the corkscrew within the design of the character. The element resembling a circus platform hides the screw and is the part positioned on the neck of the bottle, while the jester's pointed hat forms a practical grip that facilitates removal of the cork.
As well as everyday objects the Circus collection includes 6 character designs, each with their own persona and exquisitely detailed to capture the atmosphere and pageantry under the Big Top. Each piece is limited to 999 pieces worldwide and is numbered, making these true collectors pieces.
A sculptural object this lovable Jester is dedicated to true connoisseurs of the applied arts, and is composed of 40 parts in 18/10 stainless steel produced using three different production processes. Lost wax casting, for complex design elements with minute details to be reproduced; CNC machining for details that require high-precision execution for the purpose of coupling; and flatbed laser cutting for complex geometric figures. Each one is decorated with decal transfers appliquéd by hand and then kiln-fired. Any slight variations in the colour or decal appliqué – either between one item and another, or over time – should be considered intrinsic characteristics of a product made employing an artisan process, which results in each item being truly unique.
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