“A true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking.”
The Dream Factory
Since its establishment in 1921, Alessi has gradually evolved, becoming a leading exponent of the “Factories of Italian design”, capable of mediating between the most interesting expressions of international creativity and the public, society and the market. Its mission is to translate these creative expressions into real objects capable of fulfilling dreams and satisfying the public’s desires.
Making the ordinary extraordinary. Creating everyday objects that are interesting and desirable, where aesthetics, functionality and quality find their balance in a cultural and emotional dimension that charms and surprises.
Art & Poetry
Alessi’s commitment is to translate the search for the most advanced cultural, aesthetic, executive and functional quality into industrial mass production. It has been called a “Factory of dreams” and its aim is to respond, with its products, to the need for happiness, for Art and Poetry, a need shared by the whole of mankind.
Alessi is not a production industry in the traditional sense, but a sort of laboratory of industrial research into applied arts. Open to change and to international development, the company is also deeply rooted in tradition and in the cultural background of its territory: Alessi continues to be synonymous with artisan products made with the help of machinery.
Since 1921, the year in which the firm was established, most Alessi objects have been created via cold processing of the metals and, even today, are still made in Italy by highly skilled craftsmen at the factory in Crusinallo, Omegna. In recent decades, Alessi has also included many other materials in its catalogue, such as wood, porcelain, glass, plastic, etc. Strict quality standards are applied to each of them, with constant mediation between the technological complexity of industrial production and the attention to details typical of craftsmanship.