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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
Abi Alice was born in Sydney, Australia, and currently lives between London and Sydney. Her artistic practice extends across a range of creative disciplines, from painting, photography and sculpture to sound and object design. Mathematics, geometry, folding, abstraction, color and form are frequently explored in her work. Initially majoring in drawing and gold- and silver-smithing, she later completed a Masters degree in which she pursued painting and photography.
Abi approaches design from an artistic point of view. In many instances her abstract paintings are the foundation for her product design. Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.View other products by Alice Abi