Cool Hunting Video Presents: Alberto Alessi

Alberto Alessi explains how industrial design should touch our senses, and then shows us by playing his iconic water kettle's whistle

by Gregory Mitnick In this video we sit down with third-generation design impresario Alberto Alessi to talk about his take on the emotional side of industrial design at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. The CEO (he’s helmed Alessi for 39 years) shares his perspective on design objects, playing a whistle from one of his first collaborations to prove his point.

T-Dream T-Shirts

T-Dream is Alessi's collection of tees featuring graphics designed by eight world-renowned designers produced to benefit the children's rights organization Amici dei Bambini. Designers include Robert Venturi (pictured left) Martí Guixé, Michael Graves, Philippe Starck and Aldo Rossi (pictured right). The designs themselves, all represented in dream bubbles, range from the fanciful like Rossi's Leaning Tower of Pisa Teapot, to the more literal, like Alessandro …

Limited Edition Alessi Wire Baskets from MoMA

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