The colander is large, conspicuous, aesthetical and sophisticated. Max le chinois from Philippe Starck and more a furnishing object than an utensil with its exceptional and ironic design. This is what makes it similar to the legendary citrus press Juicy Salif, also from Philippe Starck.
Both objects have in common that they are stand exemplarily for the post-modern design from Philippe Starck and that they receive their impact and energy from their spectacular design, less from their function.
As ironical object, the colander Max le chinois takes its place in between of the daily kitchen and cooking rituals. That is where it questions just this everyday habits and the usage of the popular object with its expressive design.
Chinous means as much as end-sieve or funnel-formed sieve in French, what explains the name Max le chinois. The outstanding design and the idea behind it respond to the demands from Officina Alessi. In this collection the most through thought, experimental and innovative products appear since all times.