Art/ Collection/ Art Object

"Juicy Salif" Lemon Squeezer

Designer:
Philippe Starck (French, born Paris 1949)
Manufacturer:
Centro Studio Alessi S.p.A.
Date:
1990
Medium:
Cast aluminum
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/2, Diam. 5-1/2 in. (29.2 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Machines & Appliances
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.523
Not on view
This lemon squeezer has become an icon of late-twentieth-century design. It is not only eminently functional, but it is also an indisputably sculptural object. Starck's designs are frequently mysterious in their ambiguity-their purpose is not always at once identifiable.
Marking: (below knee on one leg): [manufacturer's marks]
private collection, New York (until 2001; their gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000," June 25, 2001–January 6, 2002, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Design," March 30–December 3, 2006, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009, no catalogue.

Simone Philippe, ed. Starck. Cologne, 2000, pp. 336–39, 441.



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