The Our Roots Cocktail Set from Alessi combines industry-standard pieces prized for their enduring functionality and simple elegance. The 2cl and 4cl cocktail measure from Carlo Mazzeri and Anselmo Vitale stands elegantly over a bar surface in a pair of tapered forms. Legendary designer/artist Ettore Sottsass brings his personality-driven use of shape to the stirrer and strainer. The stirrer’s long handle and perforated end help move liquid and ice smoothly, pushing air into the drink for a deep flavor. The strainer shares the style of perforations of the stirrer, using them to keep some solid parts like fruit residue in the cocktail. An all-stainless-steel construction gives the set its visually and physically enduring quality. Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalo is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world. A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people’s minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential. –Alberto Alessi Color: Silver.