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Sfrido, the potato peeler designed by Valerio Sommella is part of the collection Objects Bijoux. Its very name (‘sfrido’ is Italian for scrap) hints at its function, a clear reference to the waste produced when using it. The story of Sigurd and his sword, which was so sharp that he was able to cut an anvil and a dragon in two, were a source of inspiration. The shape of Sfrido recalls a stylised ribbon: a continuous band that gently bends and twists and eventually encloses the blade. The curves created by these dynamic lines enable you to hold the object in a natural way, guaranteeing an ergonomic grip. The reduced size and smooth forms of the potato peeler enable the user to grip the object in the way they find most comfortable and it's suitable for all types of vegetables.
Valerio Sommella, born in 1980 and graduated cum laude from the Politecnico of Milan in 2004, began his design career working with Stefano Giovannoni. In 2007 he moved to Amsterdam where he joined Marcel Wanders’ team. Since 2009, when he settled down in Milan and opened his design studio, he designs products in different fields, from furniture to consumer electronic goods and lighting both for Italian and international clients. He alternates this activity teaching at some Italian universities and design schools