Alessi, founded in Omegna in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, developed a design excellence policy that took it to the forefront of Italian Design Factories at an international level. Over the years, it has produced thousands of objects, many of which have become icons of design. To date, it has collaborated with over three hundred world famous designers and architects. Alessi was able to bring together industrial requirements typical of its sector with its soul as an “applied arts research lab”.