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Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder

$195 Non-Member
$156 Member
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Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder

$195 Non-Member
$156 Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+

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Like a small, colorful sculpture for your kitchen, this Italian-made Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder is suitable for coarse salt, peppercorns or spices, which are ground by the rotor in the base of the design. Designed in 1989 and 1994, these grinders (each sold separately) are emblematic of Sottsass’s work with the Memphis Design Group, of which he was a founding member. The Domestic Totem Grinder is made from eco-friendly FSC-certified wood and colored with water-based, solvent-free paints that are non-toxic and sustainable for the environment. Ettore Sottsass and the grinder’s manufacturer, Alessi, have work in MoMA’s collection.

Features of the Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder:

  • Once you add something to the grinder—salt, pepper or a spice—the grinder should only be used for that seasoning, without switching.
  • Use a set of grinders (each sold separately) for your seasoning needs and to create an eclectic display on your table.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Produced using FSC-certified wood guaranteeing an eco-sustainable origin. The grains, knots and differences in the wood make each piece unique and distinct from the others.
  • Colored with water-based and solvent-free paints that are sustainable for the environment and non-toxic.
  • Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • Designer
    Ettore Sottsass
  • Size
    Black, Yellow:4.3h x 2.75"diam.
    White, Red:9h x 2.75"diam.
  • Material
    Beechwood
  • Origin
    Italy
Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return merchandise within 90 days for a refund in the form of original payment. Learn More.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

Like a small, colorful sculpture for your kitchen, this Italian-made Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder is suitable for coarse salt, peppercorns or spices, which are ground by the rotor in the base of the design. Designed in 1989 and 1994, these grinders (each sold separately) are emblematic of Sottsass’s work with the Memphis Design Group, of which he was a founding member. The Domestic Totem Grinder is made from eco-friendly FSC-certified wood and colored with water-based, solvent-free paints that are non-toxic and sustainable for the environment. Ettore Sottsass and the grinder’s manufacturer, Alessi, have work in MoMA’s collection.

Features of the Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder:

  • Once you add something to the grinder—salt, pepper or a spice—the grinder should only be used for that seasoning, without switching.
  • Use a set of grinders (each sold separately) for your seasoning needs and to create an eclectic display on your table.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Produced using FSC-certified wood guaranteeing an eco-sustainable origin. The grains, knots and differences in the wood make each piece unique and distinct from the others.
  • Colored with water-based and solvent-free paints that are sustainable for the environment and non-toxic.
  • Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • Designer
    Ettore Sottsass
  • Size
    Black, Yellow:4.3h x 2.75"diam.
    White, Red:9h x 2.75"diam.
  • Material
    Beechwood
  • Origin
    Italy
Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return merchandise within 90 days for a refund in the form of original payment. Learn More.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

Like a small, colorful sculpture for your kitchen, this Italian-made Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder is suitable for coarse salt, peppercorns or spices, which are ground by the rotor in the base of the design. Designed in 1989 and 1994, these grinders (each sold separately) are emblematic of Sottsass’s work with the Memphis Design Group, of which he was a founding member. The Domestic Totem Grinder is made from eco-friendly FSC-certified wood and colored with water-based, solvent-free paints that are non-toxic and sustainable for the environment. Ettore Sottsass and the grinder’s manufacturer, Alessi, have work in MoMA’s collection.

Features of the Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder:

  • Once you add something to the grinder—salt, pepper or a spice—the grinder should only be used for that seasoning, without switching.
  • Use a set of grinders (each sold separately) for your seasoning needs and to create an eclectic display on your table.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Produced using FSC-certified wood guaranteeing an eco-sustainable origin. The grains, knots and differences in the wood make each piece unique and distinct from the others.
  • Colored with water-based and solvent-free paints that are sustainable for the environment and non-toxic.
  • Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • Designer
    Ettore Sottsass
  • Size
    Black, Yellow:4.3h x 2.75"diam.
    White, Red:9h x 2.75"diam.
  • Material
    Beechwood
  • Origin
    Italy
Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return merchandise within 90 days for a refund in the form of original payment. Learn More.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

Like a small, colorful sculpture for your kitchen, this Italian-made Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder is suitable for coarse salt, peppercorns or spices, which are ground by the rotor in the base of the design. Designed in 1989 and 1994, these grinders (each sold separately) are emblematic of Sottsass’s work with the Memphis Design Group, of which he was a founding member. The Domestic Totem Grinder is made from eco-friendly FSC-certified wood and colored with water-based, solvent-free paints that are non-toxic and sustainable for the environment. Ettore Sottsass and the grinder’s manufacturer, Alessi, have work in MoMA’s collection.

Features of the Ettore Sottsass Domestic Totem Grinder:

  • Once you add something to the grinder—salt, pepper or a spice—the grinder should only be used for that seasoning, without switching.
  • Use a set of grinders (each sold separately) for your seasoning needs and to create an eclectic display on your table.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Produced using FSC-certified wood guaranteeing an eco-sustainable origin. The grains, knots and differences in the wood make each piece unique and distinct from the others.
  • Colored with water-based and solvent-free paints that are sustainable for the environment and non-toxic.
  • Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • Designer
    Ettore Sottsass
  • Size
    Black, Yellow:4.3h x 2.75"diam.
    White, Red:9h x 2.75"diam.
  • Material
    Beechwood
  • Origin
    Italy
Wipe clean with damp cloth or sponge and dry immediately.
  • If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return merchandise within 90 days for a refund in the form of original payment. Learn More.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass

Born in Innsbruck, Austria and raised and educated in Turin, Italy, Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was a designer and architect best known as a key founder of the Memphis Design Group, which was active in the 1980s. The group's postmodern design sensibility, which was famously described as “a shotgun wedding between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price,” is characterized by bold, bright colors and asymmetrical shapes that evoke and combine totemic symbols and earlier design styles. Sottsass is represented in MoMA's collection with more than 20 objects, including the Valentine Portable Typewriter, Asteroid Lamp and Summa 19 Calculator. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at the Museum, including The Value of Good Design (2019), Shaping Modernity: Design 1880–1980 (2009–2010) and Information (1970).

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