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lessi was founded in 1921 in Omenga, Italy on Lake Orta thanks to the initiative of Giovanni Alessi. It has become a symbol of Italian design throughout the world and its universe includes various product categories including tableware, accessories for the kitchen and cooking, small appliances, décor accessories, lighting and objects for people. Alessi has known how to reconcile the needs of a modern business while setting up a research lab in the field of applied arts with excellent results. Undisputed masters of Italian design have worked for Alessi including Ettore Sottsass, Achille Castiglioni, Aldo Rossi, Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, and international designers like David Chipperfield, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Toyo Ito, Odile Decq, Richard Sapper, Philippe Starck and others.

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