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An enigmatic object designed as a result of a summer trip to Japan. “Boga” is a ginger grater fitted with hard-wearing, sharp stainless steel grater teeth. Practical and simple to use thanks to its evocative shape: the part that resembles the fish tail provides a convenient handle, while the slightly concave head collects and pours the grated contents.

 

Client: Alessi
Year: 2017
Photo credit: Leonardo Scotti
About

Valerio Sommella is an Italian Industrial designer, born in Tuscany in 1980. After graduating with Honors at the Politecnico of Milan he spent years working for important design practice between Milan and Amsterdam before he founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009. He works with a wide range of companies, focusing on everyday objects, furniture, lighting and accessories, with the same attention for small scale production as well as mass market.

He considers every project as an opportunity to challenge his idea of design, a constant dialogue between context, users, materials, technologies and beauty. The resulting objects are not chapters of the same book, but short stories, each one with its own plot, characters and finale.

Over the years his Studio developed projects for companies such as Alessi, Alcantara, Moooi, Kundalini, Calligaris, Honda, Falmec, Konica minolta, Modo, Panasonic, and many others.

 

 

Via Pietrasanta 12
20141 Milano
+39 02 45493979

info and internship: studio@sommella.com
press enquiries: press@sommella.com

 



 
BogaBogaBogaBogaBogaBoga
An enigmatic object designed as a result of a summer trip to Japan. “Boga” is a ginger grater fitted with hard-wearing, sharp stainless steel grater teeth. Practical and simple to use thanks to its evocative shape: the part that resembles the fish tail provides a convenient handle, while the slightly concave head collects and pours the grated contents.

 

Client: Alessi
Year: 2017
Photo credit: Leonardo Scotti

Boga

Boga

Boga

Boga

Boga

An enigmatic object designed as a result of a summer trip to Japan. “Boga” is a ginger grater fitted with hard-wearing, sharp stainless steel grater teeth. Practical and simple to use thanks to its evocative shape: the part that resembles the fish tail provides a convenient handle, while the slightly concave head collects and pours the grated contents.

 

Client: Alessi
Year: 2017
Photo credit: Leonardo Scotti

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About

Valerio Sommella is an Italian Industrial designer, born in Tuscany in 1980. After graduating with Honors at the Politecnico of Milan he spent years working for important design practice between Milan and Amsterdam before he founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009. He works with a wide range of companies, focusing on everyday objects, furniture, lighting and accessories, with the same attention for small scale production as well as mass market.

He considers every project as an opportunity to challenge his idea of design, a constant dialogue between context, users, materials, technologies and beauty. The resulting objects are not chapters of the same book, but short stories, each one with its own plot, characters and finale.

Over the years his Studio developed projects for companies such as Alessi, Alcantara, Moooi, Kundalini, Calligaris, Honda, Falmec, Konica minolta, Modo, Panasonic, and many others.

 

 

Via Pietrasanta 12
20141 Milano
+39 02 45493979

info and internship: studio@sommella.com
press enquiries: press@sommella.com

 



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