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The “Bulla” bottle opener is designed by Valerio Sommella for Alessi. This project is part of the “Objet Bijoux” collection. “Bulla” is the result of reflection into the adoption of natural shapes that do not immediately reveal their origins but which, even without explicitly announcing it, may have a purpose. Bulla is like a smooth shell, egg-shaped with a long opening: the bottle opener is compact, its smooth polished surface pleasing to the touch. The black leather cord completes the object and allows “Bulla” to be hung up in the kitchen or enables you to take it wherever you go, even on a beach among the shells.
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