The Tending Box / Parisienne Cocktail Shaker
Giulio Iacchetti [with advice from Oscar Quagliarini] for Alessi 2022
18/10 Stainless Steel
[H 9.29" x Ø 3.74" / Capacity: 16.9oz, 50cl]
Award: Good Design Award USA 2022
The “Parisienne” cocktail shaker is reinterpreted by Giulio Iacchetti defining a new and surprising standard of being easy to handle. As evocative of tradition as it is innovative in design, the sinuous line of this shaker is an incarnation of its being practical and easy to handle in a design that is as refined as it is understated.
About the Tending Box: The collection of articles for preparing cocktails designed by Giulio lacchetti with bartender Oscar Quagliarini. In a balanced synthesis of form and function, the most classic tools of this 'discipline' have been reinterpreted: cocktail shaker, bar strainer, mixing glass, cocktail measure, mixing spoon and bar stirrer.
Thanks to Oscar Quagliarini's accurate innovative suggestions, this project rethinks the very gestures of mixology, introducing new technical features and refined aesthetic details from the knob of the Parisienne shaker, which assures a precise and secure grip, to the double spring of the strainer which allows for accurate modulation of the straining, and the "Quadri Combo Jigger" which reinterprets the traditional cocktail measure, creating a new type with innovative performance.