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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
Liu Jiakun works as a Chief Architect in Jiakun Architects. The projects designed by him were selected by "Chinese Young Architects' Work Exhibition" in Germany, "Chinese Contemporary Architecture Exhibition" in France, "NAI China Contemporary Architecture", "International Architecture Exhibition in Russia", and "International Architecture Exhibition" in Venice Biennale, and many other international exhibitions. He won the Honor Prize of the 7th ARCASIA, Chinese Architecture & Art Prize 2003, Architectural Record Magazine China Awards, Far East Award in Architecture and Architectural Design Award from Architectural Society of China, Audi Arts Design Award. His projects have been published by architectural magazines such as A+U, AV, Area, MADE IN CHINA, AR, etc., and he was invited to give lectures at MIT, Royal Academy of Arts, Palais de Chaillot in Paris and many universities in China.View other products by Liu Jiakun