Sfrido by Valerio Sommella for Alessi
Updated: Jan 5, 2020
Sfrido, the potato peeler, is part of the collection Objects Bijoux. It's 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.