Not all squeezers are actually meant to squeeze. Perhaps the most famous example of this is the Juicy Salif, designed by Philippe Starck in 1990. It is considered an icon of industrial design that has been displayed in New York's Museum of Modern Art. It is manufactured by Italian kitchenware company Alessi. Its diameter is 14 cm, height 29 cm, and it is made from cast and polished aluminium.
As the founder of the company Alberto Alessi recalls "I received a
napkin from Starck, on it among some incomprehensible marks (tomato
sauce, in all likelihood) there were some sketches. Sketches of squid.
They started on the left, and as they worked their way over to the
right, they took on the unmistakable shape of what was to become the
juicy salif. While eating a dish of squid and squeezing a lemon over it,
Starck drew on the napkin his famous lemon squeezer."
The 25th Anniversary limited edition Juicy Salif by Starck ( whick actually does function quite admirably as a juicer) is now available at J. R. Kortman Center for Design!