Artist/Designer: Stefano Giovannoni and Harry
b. 1954 Italy
b. 1966 Holland
Title: Can Can 2001
Medium: ABS Plastic with stainless steel mechanism
Dimensions: 7.5" x 2.5" x 3.75"
Details: Prototype. In excellent condition. Only one available. No longer in production or available from manufacturer.
Notes from the Archive: This is a safety can opener that cuts underneath the rim, removing the entire top of the can. Here the animated legs are the handles and the iconic eye moves while the mechanism is used. Originally offered in red, cobalt blue and this bright green. This one is an original prototype sent from Italy to be used as trade show sample for new product introduction. Displayed for years as the New York wholesale showroom sample. Purchased from an Alessi employee only sale. As prototypes, often in an early production stage, they could not be sold to the public, as testing had not been completed. Not guaranteed to be food safe.
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