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 Melbourne in 1983, Lisa Vincitorio is the youngest Australian designer to partner with Alessi. Her famous "Fruit Loop" and "Revolution" pieces have paved the way to future successes. She has appeared in many Australian design magazines which have both promoted and bench marked her household designs.
"As a designer, I have the opportunity to have a positive effect on people and the environment. Design becomes my virtual forum to the world." — Lisa Maree Vincitorio