“A true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking.”
Giovanni Alessi Anghini founded Alessi in 1921 in Omegna, Italy, producing household items and tableware in copper, brass, and nickel silver. Since its establishment in 1921, Alessi has evolved to become a leading exponent of the “Factories of Italian design,” mediating between expressions of international creativity and the public, society, and the market. Alessi’s mission is to translate creative expressions into natural objects capable of fulfilling dreams and satisfying the public’s greatest desires. By transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, Alessi balances aesthetics, functionality, and quality to create innovative everyday objects of a cultural and emotional dimension that never fails to fascinate. With the commitment to binding together advanced cultural, aesthetic, creative, and practical quality into the practice of industrial mass production, Alessi had been labeled a “Factory of dreams.” Alessi portrays a factory deeply rooted in tradition that translates happiness, innovation, art, and poetry into products shared with the world. Alessi does not entail a traditional production industry. Instead, it constantly seeks to bind together advanced industrial research into a form of art. Alessi’s objects tell the story of its cultural background which is why Alessi products are still made in Italy with the craftsmanship of highly skilled artisans at the factory in Crusinallo, Omegna. Today, Alessi’s iconic design objects have received worldwide recognition, displayed in museums like the Museum of Modern Art in New York or the Pompidou Centre in Paris.