Alessi has partnered with luxury brand LG Signature and design studio Atelier Mendini to mark the launch of LG’s new Wine Cellar.
Korean-based LG Signature has honoured master designer Alessandro Medini by bringing Mendini’s last original sketch to life through a special exclusive edition of Alessi’s “Alessandro M.” corkscrew.
The exclusive corkscrew will be provided as a gift to customers who purchase the company’s Wine Cellar in selected markets. The special-edition corkscrew, of which just 1,500 have been produced, will be available for a limited time globally, starting with the US market.
Alessandro Mendini worked with LG Signature in 2018 for LG Signature Artweek, a series of curated exhibitions inspired by Bauhaus — the German art school known for combining the artistic and functional — and intended to express the minimalistic design aspects of the LG Signature lineup. To coincide with the exhibition, Mendini sketched a special design of the Alessi’s “Alessandro M.” corkscrew, which became his last original hand-sketch.
“It gives us great joy to present this limited-edition corkscrew which we see as a true celebration of art and technology coming together,” said Kim Jin-hong, head of LG’s Global Marketing Center. “It is also such an honor to be able bring Alessandro Mendini’s very last original sketch to life and know that it will bring so much value to LG Signature customers.”
Alessi’s Anna G. and Alessandro M. corkscrews, and the more recent Parrot sommelier-style corkscrew, illustrate Mendini’s unique vision and ability to elevate the commonplace.
Holding up to 65 bottles, the sleek and seamlessly designed LG Signature Wine Cellar boasts exclusive technologies that create the ideal storage environment for any variety or vintage, along with user-friendly features designed to make consumers’ lives easier.