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Alessi’s 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

I recently met with Mr Paolo Cravedi, Managing Director for Alessi Americas in their San Francisco flagship store to view the 2015 Spring/Summer Collection. As you may know, I am personally a big fan of Alessi and their work, so I am always excited to see what’s new. Trinity by Adam Cornish The Australian designer…

Fiato Sul Collo Necklace by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

We recently viewed Alessi’s latest collection of products, and this is one that caught our eye. This Fiato sul Collo necklace by Mario Trimarchi comes with a story. The piece is inspired by the harsh Scirocco winds from Trimarchi’s early life in Sicily, with small, rectangular metal card pieces combined creating this asymmetrical piece. This…

ALESSIEYES Eyewear by Frederic Gooris

Eyewear. Alessi. In the same sentence? Think again. This year Alessi went in a very different direction in Milan. The Italian company introduced a line of eyewear called ALESSIEYES designed by Belgian designer Frederic Gooris. The debut collection, called “Kompas”, includes 8 sunglasses and 15 frames, with four color variations for each style. But why…

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Inside the Alessi Flagship Store in Milan

The Alessi flagship store on Via Manzoni 14-16 in Milan, just a short stroll from the designer shops on Via Montenapoleone, is an experience that is designed by Catalan “ex-designer” Martí Guixé. Guixé has a long working relationship with Alessi on various projects, and this store design is the second after the Shop Museum in…

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Milan Preview: Piana Chair Designed by David Chipperfield, Alessichair Collection by Lamm

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Alessi will present its first folding chair “Piana” designed by English architect David Chipperfield. The chair will be part of the Alessichair collection, produced under license by Parma, Italy based company Lamm. The chair has a synchronized opening and closing system that rotates about a single point. Available in…