PP01 - I Love Animals Table Lamp
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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
Pier Paolo Pitacco lives and works in Paris and Milan, where he has been at the center of the largest publishing events connected with the success of Italian Style since the 1970s. He has worked as an image consultant for top Italian and international companies, acting as their interface with advertising, fashion, packaging and corporate design.
Pitacco has won 32 international awards and acknowledgements (mainly in the United States) and 23 Italian Art Directors' Club prizes. In 2000 he published the volume "Stile Italiano: Twenty years? graphic design in Italian Fashion" in both Italian and English, tracing his career from its origins. His work appears regularly in international specialized publications.