Interview: Gabriele Chiave of Alessi
Gabriele Chiave is a storyteller. A designer for Alessi, Dainese, Foscarini and more, Chiave has lived everywhere from Dakar to Caracas, Rome and Amsterdam. Not only is his own existence rich with stories, each one of his works has its own. “For...
Four Creative Clocks to Spring Forward
Daylight saving time, as we know it, is thanks in large part to one man in New Zealand who wanted a bit of extra daylight for his hobbies. George Vernon Hudson worked as a clerk at the Wellington post office, but his passion was in entomology, astronomy...
PetNic Basket by Miriam Mirri for Alessi
Rounding out celebrated designer Miriam Mirri's ever popular range of accessories for dogs and cats (with uses extending beyond the world of pet owners), Italian brand Alessi now offers the PetNic Basket. This carryall is charming and handy, with...
Kastor Pencil Sharpener
Anyone who has ever seen a beaver dam knows that those rodents have a pretty powerful set of choppers. Put your own little herbivore to work with this humorous sharpener designed by Rodrigo Torres for Alessi, known for their quirky objects which go...
Alessi For Children
Help support Alessi's effort to build a family home in the Congo for orphaned children. For every product purchased worldwide between 1 November and 24 December, Alessi will donate $1 its construction.
Alessi at Milan Design Week
The opening of Alessi's new Milan space today was more than just a celebration of their new digs, but also an occasion to present some of the iconic Italian brand's latest projects, including an innovative line of lamps and luminaries, produced by...
La Stanza dello Scirocco Cachepot
We've long been fans of the way the playful confetti-like geometry of Mario Trimarchi's La Stanza dello Scirocco line for Alessi lends striking looks and surprising shadows to an interior. Now, with the introduction of a cachepot, the designer...
Objects and Projects
When Munich's Die Neue Sammlung museum asked Alessi to plot the future of design, the Italian design lab, along with curator Alessandro Mendini, realized that their future lies in the simplicity of the past. The resulting exhibit, "Objects and Projects...
Alessi Essentiel de Pâtisserie Cookware
Award-winning industrial designer Matali Crasset's new collection for Alessi, aptly called Essentiel de Pâtisserie, distills her research and time spent observing renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé into must-have instruments for...
Alessi Fall/Winter 2009
During last week's New York International Gift Fair Alessi debuted roughly 200 new products and expanded families across the company's three brand divisions. Choosing favorites isn't easy, but check out a few selects below. Gabriele Chiave...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Alberto Alessi
by Gregory Mitnick In this video we sit down with third-generation design impresario Alberto Alessi to talk about his take on the emotional side of industrial design at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. The CEO (he's helmed Alessi for 39 years) shares his...
T-Dream is Alessi's collection of tees featuring graphics designed by eight world-renowned designers produced to benefit the children's rights organization Amici dei Bambini. Designers include Robert Venturi (pictured left) Martí...
Limited Edition Alessi Wire Baskets from MoMA
Alessi's classic wire basket has graced the counters and tables of the terminally chic since its debut in 1951. At MoMA's request Alessi has developed a slight variation of these baskets, coating the stainless steel in brightly colored epoxy...
Philippe Starck's Walter Wayle Wall Clock
Philippe Starck, designer of half-a-million dollar Richard Mille watches as well as the mass produced models for Fossil, created this wall clock for Alessi in 1989 and it's part of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Collection. Two propeller...