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Posted 5 years ago


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Salt or MSG? New design collecting possibilities.
"Salt is the only seasoning, all the other things, spices etc are flavours" or something like that came from the chef Neil Perry last week on Masterchef, Australia. But I, like most people over 60, have cut down on the salt intake; for that reason I found this in a thrift shop for fifty cents, I suppose. But I do like the pun in the name "MGSALWI" and I have always like the Memphis look of Graves pieces for Alessi. There is no mistaking his design cues: I love that distinctive dimple-patterned stainless steel of the highly polished housing, completed with a blue polyamide top, for finely distributing the dreaded, dreadful salt crystals.

Michael Graves was born in Indianapolis and has been teaching architecture in Princeton since 1962. His architectural works include the Portland Building and the Humana Building, the extension of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Newark Museum. He created the best-selling 9093 kettle for Alessi, too!

I prefer my Richard Sapper freebee!

Year of Design: 1988?
Dimensions: H: 11.3cm, Diam: 6.3cm?
Material: 18/10 stainless steel, Polyamide base & lid


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Howdy V! Not familiar with this. I like how "rockety" this looks.
    Along with collecting phases, I go through reading phases...had a space read a thon a while back.
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Well now, vetraio50. I might just have a "Mickey" clock that you might like to see. I'll go and get it out of the closet and post a picture shortly. It's a "Michael Graves" design for "Disney"
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Thanks all: Amber, Bellin & kerry too! The matching 9098 pepper mill looks like a Dalek mouseketeer. The clock sounds interesting - a blue one!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks inky &lass too!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Marc112!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks SEAN!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago

    Many thanks BRATJDD!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN & RUSTFARM too !!!!

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