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Alessi is one of the leading internationally renowned Italian Design Factories. It has reconciled its typically industrial needs with its tendency to consider itself as a 'research laboratory in the field of the applied arts'.
Founded in Omegna on Lake Orta by Giovanni Alessi , this brand has produced thousands of products over the decades, many of which have become icons of contemporary design.
The Alessi repertoire numbers more than three hundred designers from all over the world and includes different categories of typical products for the home such as 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 materials and translate them into mass-produced products.
The production of articles in cold-pressed stainless steel, a process perfected thanks to the skill of its technicians, is the company’s core business and still takes place in Italy, in the factory at the head office in Crusinallo. Today, Alessi products are sold in the world’s major capital cities through 40 single-brand Alessi Stores, 400 shop-in-shops and around 3500 retailers. Its products are exported to over sixty countries, accounting for two-thirds of its turnover.