Designed in 2004.
Founded in 1921, Alessi is one of Italy’s leading manufacturers of home accessories, collaborating with designers and architects to create functional objects that are designed to delight and often challenge preconceived notions of how an object can look. Alessi began as a producer of brass and nickel sheet metal and by the 1950s had repositioned itself as a specialist in manipulating stainless steel. By the 1970s and 1980s, Alessi was collaborating with Ettore Sottsass, Aldo Rossi, Achille Castiglioni, Michael Graves, Phillipe Starck, and Richard Sapper – creating design icons that are still produced today. Today Alessi works with hundreds of artists, industrial designers, and architects to create its core collection – flatware, dinnerware, glassware, cookware, office, clocks, watches, and virtually every type of tabletop or kitchen accessory imaginable. Supplementing its vast core offering, Alessi presents two seasonal collections every year that highlight new designers and typologies. Alessi’s designs are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Switch Modern not only shows well over 1,000 Alessi designs on our website, we also have the same commitment to stocking and presentation in our large Alessi-branded store in Atlanta.
Jasper Morrison (born 1959 in London) studied design at the Royal College of Art and Kingston Polytechnic in London, as well as at HDK in Berlin. After completing two degrees, he opened a design office in London in 1986. That office is still open today, and he has since expanded his presence around the world, opening branches in Paris and Tokyo. Over the last three decades, Jasper Morrison has designed for a number of well-known brands, including Alessi, Cappellini, Flos, Glas Italia, Ideal Standard, Magis, Maruni, Muji, Olivetti, Rowenta, Samsung, and Vitra. He was responsible for the design of the Hannover Tram that was awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award.