The Italian Housewares and Kitchenwares Company Alessi began in 1921 as the foundry and metalworks factory founded by Giovanni Alessi Anghini. By the 1950's, Alessi was providing international hotels, restaurants and airlines with high-quality metal products such as bread baskets, sugar bowls and fruit bowls. Nowadays, the name Alessi stands for Italian design and timeless design classics.
The Alessi brand heads the assortment of the most selected, industrially made products for household items, regarding quality and design. Design classics such as the legendary citrus press Juicy Salif by Philippe Starck, or the popular Birillo bathroom series by Piero Lissoni are offered under the Alessi brand.