PZ05 Salt Castor - Discontinued
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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
Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect who bases his work on the philosophical belief that everything must be experienced first-hand. Born in Basel, 1943, Peter began his career as a simple cabinet builder. Having studied at the Schule fuer Gestaltung in Basel and at the Pratt Institute in New York, he renovated various protected buildings in the canton of Graubünden, before opening his own studio in 1979.
Some of Peter Zumthor's most renowned works include: Sogn Benedetg Chapel in Somvitg (1988), the thermal baths in Vals (1996), the Kunsthaus in Bregenz (1997), and the Swiss Pavilion at the Expo 2000 in Hanover. He is considered one of the most interesting international architects of the 21st century and was the winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize and the 2013 RIBA Royal Gold Medal.