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“…this was my starting point, the lure of smooth shapes, the idea that some of these forms can incidentally also have a function without necessarily declaring it explicitly. From all this comes a compact steel Bottle opener that feels like holding a smooth shell in your hand, an organic shape with variable thicknesses that comes to life in the light, whose reflections allow its form to be fully perceived.”

bottle opener in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished

Client: Alessi
Year: 2015
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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“…this was my starting point, the lure of smooth shapes, the idea that some of these forms can incidentally also have a function without necessarily declaring it explicitly. From all this comes a compact steel Bottle opener that feels like holding a smooth shell in your hand, an organic shape with variable thicknesses that comes to life in the light, whose reflections allow its form to be fully perceived.”

bottle opener in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished

Client: Alessi
Year: 2015

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“…this was my starting point, the lure of smooth shapes, the idea that some of these forms can incidentally also have a function without necessarily declaring it explicitly. From all this comes a compact steel Bottle opener that feels like holding a smooth shell in your hand, an organic shape with variable thicknesses that comes to life in the light, whose reflections allow its form to be fully perceived.”

bottle opener in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished

Client: Alessi
Year: 2015

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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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