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    Posted 5 years ago

    vetraio50
    (674 items)

    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, 5 years ago
      Great find...
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NADIA, AGHCOLLECT, PHIL, POPS, GAZZA, PHIL & MIEDERMAN too!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      STUNNING :) I LOVE THE "DADDY LONG LEGS"!!! :) Nice find Mate!!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      http://www.benrothdesign.com/139/sculpture/daddy-long-legs/
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks BRAT, GARGOYLE & SEANB :o)x
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Check this out Sean!
      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/398146423278453836/
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      That is a very beautiful silver Caviar server !!!!! and it has daddy long legs!!!!
    8. tom61375, 5 years ago
      They're are remarkable & how!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TOM & JAYHOW, ciao!
    10. toracat toracat, 5 years 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!!
    11. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years 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
    12. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
      http://youtu.be/zIlHoHiL4xE

      I enjoyed this series.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ODDITY, FLEDERMAUS, AUSTRO, MARTY, HO2CULTCHA AND DON too!
    14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      These look fantastic V!
      Very War of the World like. Reminds me of 'Portal' turret guns too:)
    15. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Wow the aliens have invaded! Great piece and love the story of the great hunt
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks FRAN & AMBER too!
    17. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      wow those cool ! I have never seen anything like it that was not walking around in a dark cave :- ) Great find
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks MANIKIN & ANTIQUESinNJ too!
    19. tom61375, 5 years ago
      You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      so cool ....but they need a leash so the dont run away .... '-)
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTSBOOKSFROMME!
      No need to worry I'm a Salif Whisperer!
    22. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      ok just as long as you dont yell @ it ...lol
      never seen one like it ....very cool
    23. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 5 years ago
      WOW! great find.I love it when the seller has no idea.
      Great story!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks again to everyone! VANSKYCOCK, ATTWOOD, BOOKS FROM HIM, HO2CULTCHA & SCOTTV too!
    25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years 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 .
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Well that will make you feel better!

      Love it!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      http://www.thomasjnewhouse-design.com/furniture.html
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY & MSL too!
    29. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Kevin , it did make me feel better !!!

      I have it posted on face book!!! it is one whole desk!!
    30. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years 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 :))
    31. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Rub some Love into it Amberrose!!!
    32. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      You know I hate polishing. You've got some tarnished love sent your way.
    33. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      he will love it!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Amber ..... I might like the patina too!
    35. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Yes, let's pretend its not a lazy thing but a patina thing. Thank you V for letting me find a justifiable path :))
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks BIG TEX!
    37. inky inky, 5 years ago
      I would be afraid that they were going to walk off the table...very very cool!..:-)
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks inky!

      If they go far I give them the 'death stare'!
    39. tom61375, 5 years ago
      I still love the "lemon squeezer" technique!!
      I used the same method, LoL =)
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks again TOM!

      And thanks to you too, AIMATHENA!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GEO26E!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GLASSEYED, SMIATA & VALENTINO!
    43. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Merry Christmas Vetraio and wishing you a blessed New Year . Thanks for being a friend on CW ! and sharing you wonderful collections .
    44. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      HAPPY HOLIDAYS Kevin and to yours as well :)!!!
    45. Zowie Zowie, 5 years 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.
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years 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!


    47. Windwalker, 5 years ago
      SEASON'S GREETINGS >>>>>>>
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      And to you too, WINDWALKER!

    49. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Happy holidays, vetraio50! - Rob
    50. sammytheopulenthippo sammytheopulenthippo, 5 years ago
      Seasons greeting to you too vetraio50! :D
    51. Parkerhouse Parkerhouse, 5 years 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!
    52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks WEIRDPUCKETT, PARKERHOUSE, SAMMY 'n RNIEDERMAN!
    53. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years 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!!!:)
    54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks Justanovice!
    55. smiata smiata, 5 years ago
      SEASONS GREETING to you too vetraio59!!!! :}
    56. Zowie Zowie, 5 years 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.
    57. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 5 years ago
      Happy holidays to you and yours also enjoy my brother!
    58. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 years ago
      Merry Xmas and a great 2014 vetraio50!
    59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks to both you guys MCHECONI 'n MIKEGOTIT!
    60. Budek Budek, 5 years 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!
    61. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
      Invasion of the Juicers from Outer Space!!! Fabulous!!! : )
    62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks MIkkO!
    63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN!
    64. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Happy New Year And many thanks for the love SARAHOFF!
    65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV too Happy New Year!
    66. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years 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! : )
    67. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years 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!
    68. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years 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.) : /
    69. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Factored in!

      Est rosa flos Veneris cuius quo furta laterent, .... !
    70. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks BOOTSON & WPJ!

    71. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years 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. : ))
    72. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MIKKO!
    73. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MCM!
    74. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KS85!
    75. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY!
    76. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years 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:)
    77. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      No doubt BCos they look soooo cool!
    78. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
      Three!
    79. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Oh W-O-W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    80. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY 'n ANTIQUE ROSE too!
    81. Zowie Zowie, 5 years 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
    82. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks again ZOWIE and thanks to you too VINTAGE VAN GOGH!
    83. Zowie Zowie, 5 years ago
      Pleasure
    84. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO!
    85. shrine shrine, 5 years ago
      There must be a intriguing story how this art object ended up in wrong hand. It reminds me alien space ships. Love it.
    86. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SHRINE! How it happened I'm not so sure!
    87. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    88. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SARAHOFF!
    89. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NUTSABOTAS!
    90. budd0274, 5 years ago
      Awesome find
    91. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks BUDD!
    92. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      this has got to be my favorite item of all the wonderful treasures i've seen posted on CW.
    93. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA! I really do appreciate that comment!
    94. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    95. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks JAYBLADE!
    96. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      This is so cool, they look like they are straight out of a 1950's Sci-Fi movie.
    97. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TREY! They really are a sci fi combo!
    98. Cpomedx Cpomedx, 4 years ago
      There is clone in my lair, over here in WA.
      I love the design. Very "forbidden Planet"
    99. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks CPOMEDX, PEASEJEAN & TRGRUBAUGH too!!!!
    100. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ARTDECOGIRL!!!!!
    101. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!!!
    102. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      your Welcome!!


      I just love the shape and style of these -- Amazing !!
    103. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GINSENG and again to you ROSE !!!!!
    104. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      I am still loving this!!

      It is just so Beautiful -- Love the Design!
    105. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Thanks yet again!
    106. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Poetic indeed!!! Great story and find as well! These are amazing...Daddy long legs for sure!
    107. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SHAREURPASSION & FOXTERRIER9LIVES !!!!!!!!!!
    108. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks BOHEMIAN VINTAGE !!!!!!
    109. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID 'n STWILLIA76 !!!!!!!!!
    110. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks STAMMY, ELIRODS 'n CHARMSOMEONE !!!!!
    111. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!!!!
    112. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks MELIG !!!!!!
    113. MeliG MeliG, 3 years ago
      Love the juicers. I was just looking them up on ebay. 89 bucks or more a pop. Love that you got yours for 4.00! Those paying on ebay... suckers, lol.
    114. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Oh dear, thanks MELIG !!!!!
      The two together have a different impact!!!!!
    115. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Again I love these! I'd display them almost as bookends I think. Did I say that I love the way you asked that lady your question??? haha Nice.
    116. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS !!!!!!!
    117. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Loved AGAIN -- I think these are so Super and So neat!! Just a Great item and they bring a smile to my face every time I see them
    118. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE & AURA too !!!!!!
    119. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 3 years ago
      Like something from the film War of the Worlds!
    120. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks GEODEGEM & NICEFICE !!!!
    121. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS, MIDNIGHT & UTTERLYUNIQUE !!!!
    122. AmatoorPikr, 3 years ago
      Saw one of these at the Goodwill store and was intrigued, but passed it up.

      Really like your picture display!
    123. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks AMATOORPICKR !!!!

      I appreciate the feedback.
      I just like the design of these Starck objects.
    124. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks PEBBLE !!! ! !!!
    125. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks IGGY !!! !! ! !! !!!
    126. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks VEGASII
    127. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks TTOM !!!!! !!!!!
    128. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks CINDB, ANNAB & BIJOUCAILLOU too !!!!
    129. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
      Many thanks MYCOUNTRY !!!!!!
    130. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
      Many thanks Tigra & BRACKEN3!!!!!
    131. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
      Many thanks PHIL !!!!!!
    132. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
      Many thanks KERAMIKOS !!!!!!!

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