The Alessi company was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi at Omegna, a village near Lake Orta in the foothills of the Alps. The region has historically been known for its craftsmen who traveled to Switzerland and Germany to train in metalworking. The company is now run by the third generation, with the fourth generation preparing to join the family business.
Today, Alessi is adept at merging the industrial needs of production with the intellectual and spiritual methods of a research laboratory in the field of the applied arts. This is what inspires Alessi's tireless research and experimentation. It has also led the company over the last few years to work with materials such as wood, porcelain and ceramics, plastic, glass and crystal, as well as new technologies. Alessi is known as a leader in industrial design and has become the most imitated in the field.