Ginger grater in steel AISI 430 mat.
Inspired by a trip to the East, Valerio Sommella designed “Boga”, a ginger grater. The namesake fish, with its tapered body and large ‘bug’ eyes, is the inspiration for this simple yet concurrently functionally sophisticated object. Enigmatic and appealing, the ginger grater “Boga” is perfect in the kitchen, but also suitable for use directly at the table.
- Designer: Valerio Sommella
- Length: 7.5"
- Width: 2.25"
- Height: 0.75"
Designer Valerio Sommella
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.
Since its establishment in 1921, Alessi has gradually evolved, becoming a leading exponent of the “Factories of Italian design”, capable of mediating between the most interesting expressions of international creativity and the public, society and the market. Its mission is to translate these creative expressions into real objects capable of fulfilling dreams and satisfying the public’s desires.