Alessi

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Alessi is a kitchen utensil company from Italy. They design everyday items from plastic and stainless steel. From the 1980’s onward, Alessi has been particularly associated with the notion of “designer” objects – otherwise ordinary tools and objects executed as high design, particularly in a post-modern mode, from designers such as Philippe Starck. Most of the memorable “designer kettles,” “designer toothbrushes,” “designer graters” and so on were Alessi products.

Alessi is a kitchen utensil company from Italy. They design everyday items from plastic and stainless steel. From the 1980’s onward, Alessi has been particularly associated with the notion of “designer” objects – otherwise ordinary tools and objects executed as high design, particularly in a post-modern mode, from designers such as Philippe Starck. Most of the memorable “designer kettles,” “designer toothbrushes,” “designer graters” and so on were Alessi products.

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Alessi was founded in 1921 to produce crafted products in metal for eating and drinking, by Giovanni Alessi. In 1935, Carlo Alessi (born 1916), son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945 he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombé, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo’s younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician.

By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi (which he still does today) and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass, Richard Sapper, and Achille Castiglioni. In 2004 Alessi launched the Tea and Coffee Towers, with a new generation of architects such as Wiel Arets, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, Tom Kovac, Greg lynn,   MVRDV, Jean Nouvel, and UN Studio.

It was Alberto’s desire to “do something a little less boring” that brought the brand into the avant garde. Founded in 1921 by Alberto’s grandfather Giovanni, the business began as metalworks factory, manufacturing basic copper, brass, and nickel-plated tableware. But Alberto’s decision to enlist some of the world’s best-known artists and architects including Salvador Dali, Michael Graves, Aldo Rossi, and Philippe Starck helped Alberto and the company turn everyday household items into attention-grabbing works of art—albeit at tabletop scale.

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“Juicy Salif”

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Many are now recognizable design classics such as Philippe Starck’s arachno-inspired Juicy Salif lemon squeezer, Michael Graves’ Kettle with Bird, or Ettore Sottsass’ domed oil and vinegar cruets. “They combine functional design with extraordinary aesthetics, often making people smile in the process,” says Rita Clifton, chairman of Interbrand UK in London

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Photoshop- Quick Little 2 minute poster

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Project 2- Designing Desktop Product Range

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