We’re proud to be authorised dealers for this famous Italian family company. Today, Cooks & Kitchens is Alessi’s longest continuous stockist in the North East and some customers have developed a habit of referring to us as ‘the Alessi shop’.
Alessi has consistently set the bar when it comes to reimagining household objects. Of course, their real inspiration comes from their knack of being able to identify product design’s ‘new wave’ of designers before the designers themselves know it! Sometimes, that makes it hard to believe that they started out as a saucepan fabricator in inter-war Italy and that the roots of the business lie in the tiny metal-bashing and woodworking workshops of the mountain valleys North of Lake Maggiore. Today, their design credentials are undisputed across the globe and few designers will pass up the opportunity if offered a commission.
Our key collections include the famous Michael Graves range (the bird kettle) and numerous pieces from Miriam Mirri, Alessandro Mendini, Sapper, Stefano Giovannoni, Fratelli Campana, Lluis Clotet, Emma Silvestris and more..
Richard Sapper designs with an architects eye & tends
to favour purposeful lines – Todo being a good example.
Mendini has an illustrious, & unconventional, history.
But he is one of the few real geniuses of product design.
As with everything they do, this video is a joy and, if you
ever get the chance, it’s well worth a visit.