Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design.
Among the best known of the Alessi’s product range are Richard Sapper’s kettle with a two-tone whistle, Michael Graves’ kettle with the bird shaped whistle, Massimo Giacon’s Mr Suicide, and Philippe Starck’s playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.
In 2006, the company reclassified its products under three lines: A di Alessi (products with lower price points), Alessi (the main collection) and Officina Alessi (the most experimental and limited edition pieces). 2006 also saw the opening of Alessi’s first New York City flagship store in SoHo.
Quick meals and informal dinners made stylish with the thermoplastic resin “MooM” bowl designed by Giovanni Alessi Anghini from Alessi’s Fall/Winter collection.
After a period at Stefano Giovannoni’s studio in Milan, Giovanni is taking his first steps in the designer’s profession. A short while ago he showed us this bottle opener featuring a pressure opening mechanism, an ingenious idea in this his “opus one”, that we were happy to develop and put into production.