GCHA01 - Trick and Treat Container
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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
Born in Hong Kong in 1962, Gary Chang graduated in architecture in 1987. He was director of edge 1994-98, then set-up his own office edge (hk) ltd 1998. Assistant Professor in Hong Kong University from 1995-2000, he lectured at the Technische Universiteit in Delft (1997), the Royal College of Art in London (1999) and at the Polytechnics in Milan and Turin, Italy (2002). Panel-speaker at various architectural conferences-workshops. His projects were displayed at Archilab 2001 in Orléans, France (2000), the 7th (2000) and 8th (2002) International Biennale of Architecture in Venice and had his first solo exhibition, Play Lab, at the Arts Centre in Hong Kong (2000). He has won representative awards internationally and regionally: the 22nd Triennale of Milan (1985), 25th Central Glass Competition in Tokyo (1990), the Asia-Pacific Interior Design Awards in Hong Kong (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), President Prize of the Institute of Architects Annual Awards in Hong Kong (1996), the Grohe Design Award in Singapore (1997), and the Young Architect Award in Hong Kong (1996). Recent projects include the Cannes Garden Clubhouse at Guangzhou (2002) and a weekend house in the Commune by the Great Wall, Beijing (2001-02), in China, and Kitagata Housing Phase II at Gifu, Japan (2001-02).View other products by Gary Chang