Begun in 1921, Alessi has developed into an Italian Design Factory that has created many masterpieces of Italian design conceived by more than two hundred of the most talented designers from all over the World.
Each of these objects, as a part of Italian design history, has brought to the Alessi catalogue an expression of the native original culture of their designers. Indeed, this skill to give birth to authentic expressions of so many different national cultures is the main characteristic of Italian design today.
Since 1921 the most significant part of Alessi production has specialized in cold working metals, which are still being made in Italy today by Alessi's skillful workers.
During the last decades Alessi has also worked with several other materials such as porcelain, glass, wood and plastics. For each of these materials they have settled a different production solution. Even when production takes place outside their factory, Alessi guidelines guarantee the same standard of quality of their original production in metal: half-way between the technological complexity of industry and the attention to details of handicraft.
Objects made with these new materials are today produced at different production locations around the world, yet being wholly original Alessi objects: conceived with the same excellence in design, produced with the same care for quality and characterized by that particular mix of eccentricity and style, ludicity and culture, irony and elegance that make all of their products unique.