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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
Sir Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. Born in 1931 in Kingston upon Thames, he founded the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores that revolutionized the UK High Street in the 1960s and 1970s by bringing intelligent, modern design within reach of the general population.
Today he is Chairman of the Conran Group which owns restaurants, shops and hotels in exciting cities around the world and has a thriving architecture and design practice Conran & Partners, who work on major projects worldwide with a particular focus on Asia where they are working on major projects in India, Japan, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
Sir Terence Conran was knighted in 1983. He is a winner of the Chartered Society of Designers Minerva Medal, the Society's highest award. Since 2003, he has been provost of the Royal College of Art. That was also the year he received the Prince Phillip Designers Prize, in recognition of his lifetime achievements in design. In 2007, he received an honorary degree from London South Bank University. He has written over 50 informative books selling over 30 million copies of his publications worldwide.