Founded by Giovanni Alessi in 1921, Alessi has produced thousands of products over the decades, many of which have become icons of contemporary design.
The Alessi universe is made up of more than three hundred designers from all over the world and includes different categories of typical products for the home – tableware, kitchen accessories, cooking utensils, small domestic appliances, furnishing accessories, lighting – as well as personal products.
The Alessi mission is to research the most advanced cultural, aesthetic, executive and functional quality and translate this into mass produced items. One of its main characteristics is its ability to combine the typical needs of a modern business with being a research laboratory in the field of the Applied Arts, striking a fine balance between the most advanced international creativity and the desires of the public.
The Alessi Encyclopaedia features undisputed maestros of Italian design – names like Ettore Sottsass, Achille Castiglioni, Aldo Rossi, Enzo Mari and Alessandro Mendini – and internationally famous designers: David Chipperfield, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Toyo Ito, Odile Decq, Richard Sapper, Michael Graves, Philippe Starck, Stefano Giovannoni, Guido Venturini, Jasper Morrison, the Campana Brothers, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Mario Trimarchi, Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders.