Alejandro Ruiz

Alejandro Ruiz was born in Argentina on 18 December 1958. He graduated in Industrial Design from the UNLP in La Plata, Argentina, in 1984.

After university, he moved to Milan, Italy, in 1985, where he took a Master’s degree from Domus Academy, with Francesco Binfarrè, in 1986. He worked as a designer for Alessandro Mendini at Studio Alchimia from 1985 to 1986, and for Pierluigi Cerri at Gregotti Associatti International from 1987 until 1989, when he opened his own design studio in Milan.

He has given design lessons at the Istituto Europeo di Design (1988), Domus Academy, as an assistant to A. Branzi amd M. Morozzi, from 1989 to1990, and together with F. Bimfarrè at the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in Mantova in 1991. He is currently teaching Progetto II and III at the Istituto Macchina in Brescia, Italy.


Studio Ruiz Sas, founded in 1994, operates in the fields of industrial, communication, and interior design. It works, or has worked, for: Electrolux Group, Pasabahce, Venini, Alessi, Authentics, 3M, Fiat-Alfa Romeo, Giannini, I Guzzini, Virgin Records, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica Leonardo da Vinci di Milano, De Agostani, Comune di Bologna, Comune di Milano, Archivio di Stato di Milano, Ikea, Kellogs, and others.


The Parmenide cheese grater, designed for Alessi, is part of the Permanent Design Collection at the MOMA in New York. 


He has participated in several exhibitions in design and interior architecture in Italy and abroad (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, USA)




Pasta is ready! The parmesan cheese is there and you have the cheese grater in your hand. The virtually unavoidable chaos at the dining table until now has been transformed with this cheese grater made of white polycarbonate into pure enjoyment.


Due to its shape, it sits comfortably in your hand and allows the cheese to land exactly where you want it. Also with sprinkle function for making pizza or casseroles. To hang or stand.