Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." --Alberto Alessi
Born in Milan in 1913, Luigi Caccia Dominioni graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1936 and began working in Venice with Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, winning the competition held at the Vimercate School. In the field of Industrial design he was considered a pioneer when he presented a series of radios designed together with the Castiglioni brothers at the VII Triennial in Milan. In the 1950s he set up, together with Gardella and Corradi, Azucena which is a collection of the furniture and objects he designed. His "Caccia" cutlery is shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.View other products by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Born in Milan in 1911, Livio Castiglioni graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1936. He started working with his brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo immediately after the war focusing their attention mainly on city planning, architecture and particularly on design. All the experiments and studies on design were possible thanks to the many exhibitions they designed and where Livio worked as light and sound technician.View other products by Livio Castiglioni