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Philippe Starck's designs for Alessi have steadily assumed the look and name of lively presences on the domestic front: the "Max le chinois" colander is an ironic object that takes its place in the rituals of cooking. It's big, beautiful and expensive because of its aesthetics: but its design has a strong impact, which you can't say for any other colander.
Born in Paris in 1949, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time. He has obtained many important acknowledgements such as the Grand Prix National de la Création industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, he considers himself as "a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer".