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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. He graduated cum laude at the Politecnico of Milan in 2004, and began his design career with Stefano Giovannoni. After working for Marcel Wanders’ team in Amsterdam, he moved back to Milan where he founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009. He has collaborated 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, carachters and finale.

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

 

 

Phone: +39 02 45493979
Info: studio@sommella.com
Press: press@sommella.com
Address: via Pietrasanta 12
20141 Milano, Italy
p.iva 03060920125

 

 

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BogaBogaBogaBogaBoga

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 is the italian name for a fish called Boops boops.
Its common name in all languages refers to its large "bug" eyes.

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. He graduated cum laude at the Politecnico of Milan in 2004, and began his design career with Stefano Giovannoni. After working for Marcel Wanders’ team in Amsterdam, he moved back to Milan where he founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in 2009. He has collaborated 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, carachters and finale.

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

 

 

Phone: +39 02 45493979
Info: studio@sommella.com
Press: press@sommella.com
Address: via Pietrasanta 12
20141 Milano, Italy
p.iva 03060920125

 

 

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