‘Juicy Salif’ lemon squeezer by Philippe Starck for Alessi

Made by Alessi in Italy, Europe, 1990s.

The ‘Juicy Salif’ lemon squeezer was a classic of postmodern product design of the 1990s. Designed by the internationally renowned French designer Philippe Starck for the Italian firm Alessi as part of the 1986 Project Solferino (a collaborative project between Alessi and Francois Burkhardt from the Centre de Creation Industrielle at the Beabourg in Paris), the ‘Juicy Salif’ was among the first of Philippe Starck’s designs for Alessi, along with a kettle, wall clock and colander.

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Physical Description

Lemon squeezer 'Juicy Salif' and packaging, stainless steel / cardboard, designed by Philippe Starck, made by Alessi, France/ Italy, 1990s.

A metal lemon squeezer in the form of an inverted, elongated drop moulded with regular vertical grooves (forming a waving pattern) and standing on three, very tall, spider-like legs extending from the base.



The 'Juicy Salif' lemon squeezer was designed by Philippe Starck in France and manufactured by Alessi in Crusinallo, Italy in the 1990s.

Alberto Alessi commented on Starck and his design of the 'Juicy Salif' as follows: "I cannot help thinking of Starck as the 'designer terrible' of our decade. He is a living example of my dream: design, real design, is always highly charged with innovation towards the word of manufacturing trade, bringing results that need no longer be justified solely on a technological or balance sheet level. A true work of design must move people, convey feelings, bring back memories, surprise, transgress...in sum, it has to be poetic. Design is one of the most apt poetic forms of expression of our day. And I know that this great visionary still has plenty of surprises up his sleeve..." (A. Alessi, 'The Dream Factory, Alessi since 1921', 1998, p.74)


Alessi 1990s


Starck, Philippe null


Credit Line

Purchased 2000

Acquisition Date

8 June 2000

Cite this Object


'Juicy Salif' lemon squeezer by Philippe Starck for Alessi 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 November 2018, <https://ma.as/9354>


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