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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
Theo Williams, born in Oxford, graduated in industrial design in Manchester, moved to Milan in 1992 and since 2004 is also based in Amsterdam. He is the Art Director for Lexon, Paris, a Design Director for the fashion brand Mexx (Liz Claiborne, USA) for licensing products and branding and the Creative Director for the Japanese Department stores 'Mono Comme Cà.' He collaborates with Art Partners NY, with Giovanni Testino. His clients include Abet Laminate, Alessi, Artemide, Consonni, Danese, Dornbracht, Mobileffe, Pyrex, Tchibo, Technogym, Tronconi; he has created packaging for Prada, CK Jeans, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo and accessories for Benetton. The bathroom collection 'Risma' for Merati has been selected for the ADI Design Index 2003/4, Compasso d'Oro 2004.,/p> View other products by Theo Williams
Born in Bergamo, Italy, Laura Polinoro graduated in Drama Art and Music Studies in Bologna. Her first job was in the field of contemporary dance as art director and costume and set designer. Later she undertook research at the Domus Academy in Milan. From 1990 to 1998 she was in charge of the Centro Studi Alessi, where she operated as meta-project designer and art director, coordinating workshops both in-house and in association with various universities and design institutes the world over. She was also involved in publishing and communications activities. Items which entered production in that period are identified with the acronym "CSA". Since 2004 products overseen by Ms. Polinoro have been identified with the letters "LPWK".View other products by CSA