October 21, 2014

Fior-d'Olio™ by Alessi Olive Oil Bottle Cruet with Pourer



New from Alessi is Fior d'Olio at Stardust. Fior d'Olio olive oil taster, available from $58.00 at Stardust. This beautiful styled glass olive oil pourer with staintless taster is a creation by Marta Sansoni. It allows users to pour only as much oil as they need on their food, while controlling the oxidation process when the bottle is opened. “Filo d'olio” has been designed by Marta Sansoni. “Fior d’olio” is a little iconic mechanical gem for use with “green gold”, another name for olive oil. “Fior d’olio” is a cap with a pouring spout that fits into the neck of the bottle, allowing you to pour only as much as you need on your food, while controlling the oxidation process that begins as soon as the bottle is opened. The small glass container that houses it has a second function: to assist professional tasters to sample the oil according to the time-honoured tradition. Marta Sansoni, an architect and designer living in Florence (Italy), graduated in architecture in 1990. Her thesis work project “A building for worship” was published by the School of Architecture at the University of Florence and was selected to represent the Department of Architectural Design at the 1991 “Salon International de l’Architecture” in Paris. From 1990 to 1996 she has officially and continuously been a lecturer in the course of Interior Architectural Design at the University of Florence. She participated in several national and international design exhibitions and competitions: among these, the 1990 “Memory Containers” with Alessi. In the field of architecture, she has realized projects for new buildings in Florence and many projects of interior architectural design for private houses, shops, restaurants coffee shops, wine-bars and offices in Italy and abroad. In the design area, she has realized for Alessi two articulated families of objects (“Cactus!”, “Ba-Rock) and a series of individual objects.