The Anna Gong étagère is a new edition of the legendary art. 898 étagère by Alessi. It fulfils two functional aspects, just like its predecessor: It is a table sculpture when it is closed, and a multi-layered étagère for serving purposes when it is open.
A sculpture and étagère at the same time: the Anna Gong étagère is Alessandro Mendini’s homage to the legendary foldable étagère art. 898 - one of Alessi’s bestsellers in the 1960s. The étagère is a design object when it is closed, wearing the iconic face which had already been designed by Mendini in the 1990s. Anna Gong, the étagère, folds out into a functional accessory, making it possible to serve aperitifs as well as snacks or baked goods in an astonishing way.
The Anna Gong étagère is made out of polished stainless steel. One only has to pull at its “hair” in order to open it. The Anna Gong étagère possesses a certain retro charm which is reminiscent of past times, despite some new interpretations by Alessandro Mendini.