Pepper Mill, "Anna Pepper"
Founded in 1921, the Italian housewares company Alessi has earned a reputation for mass-producing stylish, well-made products for everyday use. During the 1980s and 1990s, famous American, French, and Italian architects such as Michael Graves, Alessandro Mendini, Aldo Rossi, and Philippe Starck worked for the firm, executing designs in a postmodernist style marked by the playful, humorous forms shown here.
11 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (27.9 x 8.9 x 7 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on bottom on metal mechanism: "ALESSI INOX 18/10 ITALY"
Gift of Alessi S.p.A.
Chrome-plated and plastic pepper mill in the form of a woman with abstracted flat face with cut out eyes and mouth shaped handle at top above short neck terminating in narrow flat pink plastic band and below molded light blue cylindrical plastic fluted 'dress',indented at center with narrow flat pink plastic band and flares toward base.
Condition: new/ unused.
This item is not on view
Alessandro Mendini (Italian, 1931-2019). Pepper Mill, "Anna Pepper," designed 1998. Thermoplastic resin, 11 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (27.9 x 8.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.40.72_bw.jpg)
overall, 1999.40.72_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.