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Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer, Italy/France (Philippe Starck, 1990)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIconic Designs
Subtitle of host publication50 Stories about 50 Things
EditorsGrace Lees-Maffei
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780857853523
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014


If iconicity is about being recognizable, then Philippe Starck’s Juicy Salif lemon squeezer is a quintessentially iconic design. Its unique shape has not been seen before or since, even though it is imbued with multiple references and has been exceptionally influential. But, Starck’s Juicy Salif is nothing but recognizable: it barely functions as a lemon squeezer, and therefore its main purpose is to appear, to be noticed and to be recognized.


Grace Lees-Maffei, ‘Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer, Italy/France (Philippe Starck, 1990)’ in Grace Lees-Maffei, ed., Iconic Designs (London: Bloomsbury, 2014) ISBN 978-0-8578-5352-3.

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