Alessi Magnum Wine Cooler
About the Designer Achille Castiglioni Italy(1918 - 2002) Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918 and graduated with a degree in architecture in 1944. 1986 - Honorary Member of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, Royal Society of Art (London). 1987 - Honorary Degree from the Royal College of Art (London). 1993 - Annual award from "Chartered Society of Designers" (London). 1994 - "Primavera del Design" Award from the Department of Culture (Catalonia). 1995 - "Art sur Table" Award from the Conseil National des Art Culinaire (Paris). 1996 - "IF Design Wettbewerb" Award from Industrie Forum Design (Hanover). 1996 - "Longevity-Langlebigkeit" Award from Design Center (Stuttgart). 1999 - "Domus/INARCH 1998 Award" alla carriera from INARCH. 1999 - "Targa d'Oro Unione Italiana per il Disegno" Award from the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa. 1999 - Wins the Enel "Sostegni per l'Ambiente" competition together with architect Michele De Lucchi. Achille Castiglioni died in 2002. Wine cooler in 18/10 stainless steel with handles, mirror polished outside and mat inside, for two Rhine bottles and for "Magnum". Designed to hold two of the five possible basic shapes of wine bottles and cool them right up to the neck. Great attention is paid to the details: the body is thicker at the base and on the edge to avoid possible marking, the handles afford a perfect grip even with just one hand, the capacity is two bottles, the depth means the bottle can be immersed for its entire useful height, and the shape means that several coolers can be stacked.
- Designed by Ettore Sotsass
- Material: 18/10 Stainless steel
- Capacity: 6 qt 29 oz