Sculptural Toilet Brush
Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi 1992
[H 48 x Ø 12cm]
Part of a collection presented in 1992 that scandalised design prudes, this pretty lavatory brush was the champion of the redemption of its type, for the first time considered by the design world. The well-known Merdolino is one of the most successful examples of the playful cartoon language typical of Stefano Giovannoni's 1990s projects. The designer deals with an essential but "prohibited" item, the toilet brush, and without any hesitation turns it into a slim pot that houses a lovely long shrub. Merdolino caused a scandal among the conventional design fraternity but has enjoyed enormous success over the years.