About the Designer
Alessandro Mendini Italy (1931 - )
Known for his particular interest in neo-modern and contemporary design, Alessandro Mendini has amassed much recognition as a designer, architect and image consultant for many corporations creating many objects, furniture and interior installations. Mendini describes his mission as one "to communicate through my objects and work in general, trying to say things that encourage people to deepen meditation and spirituality."
|Product Type: Corkscrew||Primary Material: Metal; Polycarbonate|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
My favorite opener
Geetanjali from Dallas, TX– Verified Buyer
I have a collection of various openers, but I only want to use this one. If it's not misplaced, I keep looking until I find it, when I could have easily used another one. I did have difficulty using it to open a bottle of wine. I'm not sure it the fault lies with me or the opener.
Susan from Haverhill, MA
I have always preferred the convenience and efficiency of the waiter-style corkscrew. It is easy to store, easy to use, and, in this case, easy on the eyes. It adds a whimsical note of color to my bar when I entertain guests.
Best Corkscrew ever !
Karen from SC– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
I always have trouble with this type of corkscrew. This one is so easy to use and I never have a problem struggling to get the cork out ! Adorable design.
Emeraldcoastlady from Pensacola, Fl
Fun key gift. Good quality. Easy to use..works great.
kimberly from cumming, GA– Verified Buyer
i love opening a bottle of wine with this. it is whimsical yet elegant
Delightful form trumps function
Designer guy from Davis, CA– Verified Buyer
Mendini's parrot corkscrew is a beautiful tool with a delightful visual form. I had seen and admired pictures of it for a long time and when I finally decided to buy one, I was not disappointed. I actually found the real item to be more impressive than the photos. It works well and the materials have a quality look and feel. One minor flaw that I find annoying is the super small notch on the foil cutter. This makes opening the cutter just a bit more difficult and there's no excuse for this not being larger. Still . . . the little parrot makes me smile every time I use it.
Brendan from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer
I bought one of these for myself and later bought one for my parents and in-laws. Not only does this thing look cool, but it actually works better than most corkscrews i've used in the past. Really cool product.
Fun and colorful
Bren from Seal Rock, Or– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
It really is made well and a conversation piece to boot. It's a keeper!
Adorable Alessi Cork Screw
111 from The Fashion Capital of the World
Works very well! LUV it![...]
Great design, great function
Boston Dad from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
Really love the beauty of it. Friends always comment on it as well. Great item.