Crafted by some of the most respected designers in the world, Alias products are highly expressive and yet minimalist in style. Their story began in 1979 with Giandomenico Belotti's "Spaghetti Chair", one of Alias's first creations to become part of the MoMA collection in New York City. All Alias products are manufactured in Italy at plants located within 30 miles of their facilities at Grumello del Monte and Motta di Livenza. Alias consistently seeks to minimize environmental impact through policies involving every phase of its operations.
Design is a true vocation for Alias, even in the choice of its designers — well-known international names from different generations and with different training, such as: Giandomenico Belotti, Alberto Meda, Jasper Morrison, Patrick Norguet, Alfredo Häberli, James Irvine, and Michele de Lucchi. Over the years, Alias has established a special working relationship with each of these names, and the Alias inclination towards experimentation has fostered in every project the development of each designer's own particular qualities.
"Everything that has been manufactured has been designed by somebody." James Irvine was born in London and graduated in 1984 from The Royal College of Art, London. He moved to Milan the same year. From 1984 to 1992 he was a design consultant for Olivetti Design Studio, designing industrial products under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. From 1993 to 1997, in parallel to his private studio, he was a partner in charge of industrial design at Sottsass Associati Milan. In 2004 he was also elected RDI (Royal Designer for Industry) by the Royal Society of Arts in London, and in 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Design from Kingston University.View other products by James Irvine