Founded in 1921 at Omegna, today Alessi is one of the most prominent and internationally renowned Italian Design Factories. Over the years, the company has produced thousands of objects, many of which have become design icons. Alessi has collaborated with over three hundred world-famous designers and architects.

One of Alessi special features is the ability to reconcile its typically industrial needs with its tendency to consider itself as a 'research laboratory in the field of the applied arts', also in manufacturing contexts very different from the original one dedicated to small objects for the kitchen, table and home.