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Posted 4 months ago

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vetraio50
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Yesterday I headed to Surry Hills Market for the first Saturday of the month regular hunt. I have given up on the idea of being there at 7.00 am. You get there and there is nothing.

But ….
I arrived at 9.30 yesterday and for the second month running saw that the market was smaller than usual because they are trying to protect the grass that had been newly re-turfed. Some regulars were forced into an unfamiliar area and were late starting to unpack. There was a prevailing sense of frustration in the air.

But I found two items of interest.
The first was a Juicy Salif!
I had bought one in Italy at Stresa in the '90's.
JS was coming home to meet his older mate!

When I asked the woman I asked the lady: "How much is the lemon squeezer?", she replied "Is that what it is?" I had asked that question rather than saying to her "how much is your Alessi Art Object, ma'am?"

Anyhow it was $4.

Sold!

Art Object?
Here's what the Powerhouse Museum says of it:
Object statement:
Lemon squeezer 'Juicy Salif' and packaging, stainless steel / cardboard, designed by Philippe Starck, made by Alessi, France/ Italy, 1990s

Statement of significance:
The 'Juicy Salif' lemon squeezer was a classic of postmodern product design of the 1990s. Designed by the internationally renowned French designer Philippe Starck for the Italian firm Alessi as part of the 1986 Project Solferino (a collaborative project between Alessi and Francois Burkhardt from the Centre de Creation Industrielle at the Beabourg in Paris), the 'Juicy Salif' was among the first of Philippe Starck's designs for Alessi, along with a kettle, wall clock and colander.

The design of the 'Juicy Salif' is innovative, futuristic and relatively functional. As opposed to other citrus squeezers, the 'Juicy Salif' allows juice to flow straight into a glass (pips and pulp included!), rather than passing through a sieve into a dish, and provided a simplified alternative design option for an everyday kitchen task. The form of the squeezer was inspired over a lunch of squid garnished with lemons on the Isle of Capri, and therefore has much in common with this curious marine critter - long legs and an inverted, drooping body. It is an excellent example of innovative design with a sense of humour and of high production standards of mass market articles, for which Alessi is so well known, and which helped to position the firm at the forefront of international design from the 1980s.

The 'Juicy Salif' became a bestselling item for Alessi. It represents one of Philippe Starck's most influential and controversial designs and today, continues to serve as a status symbol, particularly among the intended market of young, middle-class professionals.

References:
Alessi, Alberto, 'The Dream Factory: Alessi since 1921' (Milan, 2001)
Sweet, Fay, 'Alessi: art and poetry' (London, 1998)

Production notes:
The 'Juicy Salif' lemon squeezer was designed by Philippe Starck in France and manufactured by Alessi in Crusinallo, Italy in the 1990s.

Alberto Alessi commented on Starck and his design of the 'Juicy Salif' as follows: "I cannot help thinking of Starck as the 'designer terrible' of our decade. He is a living example of my dream: design, real design, is always highly charged with innovation towards the word of manufacturing trade, bringing results that need no longer be justified solely on a technological or balance sheet level. A true work of design must move people, convey feelings, bring back memories, surprise, transgress...in sum, it has to be poetic. Design is one of the most apt poetic forms of expression of our day. And I know that this great visionary still has plenty of surprises up his sleeve..." (A. Alessi, 'The Dream Factory, Alessi since 1921', 1998, p.74)

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=9354

Comments

  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 months ago
    Great find...
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks NADIA, AGHCOLLECT, PHIL, POPS, GAZZA, PHIL & MIEDERMAN too!
  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 4 months ago
    Very Cool!!! Love it :)
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    STUNNING :) I LOVE THE "DADDY LONG LEGS"!!! :) Nice find Mate!!!
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    http://www.benrothdesign.com/139/sculpture/daddy-long-legs/
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks BRAT, GARGOYLE & SEANB :o)x
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Check this out Sean!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/398146423278453836/
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    That is a very beautiful silver Caviar server !!!!! and it has daddy long legs!!!!
  9. tom61375 tom61375, 4 months ago
    They're are remarkable & how!!!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks TOM & JAYHOW, ciao!
  11. toracat toracat, 4 months ago
    Hi! Love these! Reminds me of War of the Worlds! Martians! Hope they stick with Lemons! They should still be in production! I would buy! Unique, cool, and sexy!!
  12. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 months ago
    Perhaps inspired by these

    http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090406181114/aliens/images/2/2d/Tripod_Martian.jpg

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1921096704/tt0086818?ref_=ttmd_md_pv
  13. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 months ago
    http://youtu.be/zIlHoHiL4xE

    I enjoyed this series.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks ODDITY, FLEDERMAUS, AUSTRO, MARTY, HO2CULTCHA AND DON too!
  15. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    These look fantastic V!
    Very War of the World like. Reminds me of 'Portal' turret guns too:)
  16. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 months ago
    Wow the aliens have invaded! Great piece and love the story of the great hunt
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks FRAN & AMBER too!
  18. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    wow those cool ! I have never seen anything like it that was not walking around in a dark cave :- ) Great find
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks MANIKIN & ANTIQUESinNJ too!
  20. tom61375 tom61375, 4 months ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  21. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 months ago
    so cool ....but they need a leash so the dont run away .... '-)
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks ROYCROFTSBOOKSFROMME!
    No need to worry I'm a Salif Whisperer!
  23. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 months ago
    ok just as long as you dont yell @ it ...lol
    never seen one like it ....very cool
  24. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 months ago
    WOW! great find.I love it when the seller has no idea.
    Great story!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks again to everyone! VANSKYCOCK, ATTWOOD, BOOKS FROM HIM, HO2CULTCHA & SCOTTV too!
  26. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    Hello Kevin I have just gotten 2 pieces of herman miller furniture today 1. being a drop leaf table by Thomas Newhouse and a small desk as well by Thomas Newhouse from The TD Collection .
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Well that will make you feel better!

    Love it!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    http://www.thomasjnewhouse-design.com/furniture.html
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks KERRY & MSL too!
  30. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    Thankyou Kevin , it did make me feel better !!!

    I have it posted on face book!!! it is one whole desk!!
  31. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 months ago
    Hello V. I found something that I want to send to you but it needs polishing (metal). I hate polishing. Pretty sure you will love it. Is it rude to send unpolished? Yes, for you I'd pull out the rags :))
  32. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    Rub some Love into it Amberrose!!!
  33. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 months ago
    You know I hate polishing. You've got some tarnished love sent your way.
  34. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    he will love it!!!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Amber ..... I might like the patina too!
  36. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 months ago
    Yes, let's pretend its not a lazy thing but a patina thing. Thank you V for letting me find a justifiable path :))
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks BIG TEX!
  38. inky inky, 4 months ago
    I would be afraid that they were going to walk off the table...very very cool!..:-)
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks inky!

    If they go far I give them the 'death stare'!
  40. tom61375 tom61375, 4 months ago
    I still love the "lemon squeezer" technique!!
    I used the same method, LoL =)
  41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks again TOM!

    And thanks to you too, AIMATHENA!
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks GEO26E!
  43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks GLASSEYED, SMIATA & VALENTINO!
  44. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Merry Christmas Vetraio and wishing you a blessed New Year . Thanks for being a friend on CW ! and sharing you wonderful collections .
  45. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 months ago
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS Kevin and to yours as well :)!!!
  46. Zowie Zowie, 4 months ago
    Hi Kevin I wish I could remember what the Antique show said about that exact item, who wants to argue with the Museum when unsure what the outcome was. Anyway what I here for is to wish you & all you love a very safe & happy Christmas & New Year mate. Take great care. Your markets would be at the show grounds wouldn't they.
  47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks to Manikin, Sean, Scott and Zowie!

    Season's Greetings to all!

    The markets are at Wentworth Park Dogs in Glebe, Zo!
    First Sunday of the month!


  48. Windwalker Windwalker, 4 months ago
    SEASON'S GREETINGS >>>>>>>
  49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    And to you too, WINDWALKER!

  50. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 4 months ago
    Seasons greetings Vetraio! Thank You!
  51. rniederman rniederman, 4 months ago
    Happy holidays, vetraio50! - Rob
  52. sammytheopulenthippo sammytheopulenthippo, 4 months ago
    Seasons greeting to you too vetraio50! :D
  53. Parkerhouse Parkerhouse, 4 months ago
    Great story on the market vendor! Great item, but it sure looks 1950s to me. It looks like one of those creatures from Outer Space! Really COOL! Now do a YouTube video and demonstrate for us! :0
    Good find!
  54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks WEIRDPUCKETT, PARKERHOUSE, SAMMY 'n RNIEDERMAN!
  55. bratjdd bratjdd, 4 months ago
    vetraio50, Thank you so much for your wishes and may you have a wonder Christmas with your Love ones and Merry Christmas. Thank ou for being such a wonderful person :) bratjdd
  56. Justanovice Justanovice, 4 months ago
    Yes, my first impressions was War of the Worlds!! Beautiful!

    Dear Vetraio I too wish you and yours a most Wonderful Christmas and the very best of a New Year to come!! Many thanks for your Season's greetings!!!:)
  57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks Justanovice!
  58. smiata smiata, 4 months ago
    SEASONS GREETING to you too vetraio59!!!! :}
  59. Zowie Zowie, 4 months ago
    Thanks for letting us know when the markets are on if I'm down that way sometime you never know. Anyway you & yours enjoy the season & may you come out safe & happy with everything well in the New Year.
  60. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 4 months ago
    Happy holidays to you and yours also enjoy my brother!
  61. mcheconi mcheconi, 4 months ago
    Merry Xmas and a great 2014 vetraio50!
  62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks to both you guys MCHECONI 'n MIKEGOTIT!
  63. Budek Budek, 4 months ago
    Kevin, Love the story, and what magnificent creatures they are!
    I'm so happy that another JS has walked into your life,
    Merry Christmas my friend!
  64. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 4 months ago
    Invasion of the Juicers from Outer Space!!! Fabulous!!! : )
  65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks MIkkO!
  66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks NORDICMAN!
  67. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Happy New Year And many thanks for the love SARAHOFF!
  68. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks MIKELV too Happy New Year!
  69. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 4 months ago
    AmberRose, I see that we had the same idea. : ) I will therefore confide that I've been informed that these are really NSA drones. Lurking among the oranges! Aha! : )
  70. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Bringing new post modern juicy meaning to 'Domestic Drones'!

    "The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year."
    John W. Whitehead September 30, 2013

    Happy Brave New Year miKKo!
  71. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 4 months ago
    Thank you, Vetraio, for your very kind wishes! Happy Brave New Year, to you too!!!

    Please don't forget to factor in Australia's drones and other misc. "eyes". Australia is counted one of the "Five Eyes" - the five being USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Moreover, other nations have since joined the original five in its mission to monitor Every Thing and Every Creature. Your drones were specially chosen - how could you resist them? I could not. Enjoy! (And speak softly.) : /
  72. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Factored in!

    Est rosa flos Veneris cuius quo furta laterent, .... !
  73. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks BOOTSON & WPJ!

  74. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 months ago
    Was very surprised to see this in Gregory Nazianzen, but haven't investigated further. I leave you with the last word, sir, as it is both elegant and true. : ))
  75. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks MIKKO!
  76. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks MCM!
  77. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks KS85!
  78. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks PETEY!
  79. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 months ago
    Hi V.
    I thought you might like to know, i was watching a TED talk yesterday & guess what, 3 of these were in the background:)
  80. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 months ago
    No doubt BCos they look soooo cool!
  81. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
    Three!
  82. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 month ago
    Oh W-O-W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  83. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks PETEY 'n ANTIQUE ROSE too!
  84. Zowie Zowie, 1 month ago
    It's been awhile since I have seen this I followed a link up put for seen & that one was beautiful I'm not saying yours isn't but it does remind me of the logies & still not sure what it is used for. Now it's pouring down rain. better take a look out because there was heaps on the map. Be safe to you & yours my friend
  85. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Thanks again ZOWIE and thanks to you too VINTAGE VAN GOGH!
  86. Zowie Zowie, 1 month ago
    Pleasure
  87. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks KYRATANGO!
  88. shrine shrine, 1 month ago
    There must be a intriguing story how this art object ended up in wrong hand. It reminds me alien space ships. Love it.
  89. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks SHRINE! How it happened I'm not so sure!
  90. vetraio50 vetraio50, 24 days ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  91. vetraio50 vetraio50, 23 days ago
    Many thanks SARAHOFF!
  92. vetraio50 vetraio50, 23 days ago
    Many thanks NUTSABOTAS!
  93. budd0274, 23 days ago
    Awesome find
  94. vetraio50 vetraio50, 23 days ago
    Many thanks BUDD!
  95. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 days ago
    this has got to be my favorite item of all the wonderful treasures i've seen posted on CW.
  96. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 days ago
    Many thanks HO2CULTCHA! I really do appreciate that comment!
  97. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 days ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  98. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 days ago
    Many thanks JAYBLADE!
  99. Trey Trey, 10 days ago
    This is so cool, they look like they are straight out of a 1950's Sci-Fi movie.
  100. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 days ago
    Many thanks TREY! They really are a sci fi combo!

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