THE ALESSI MUSEUM
The approach of the Italian Factory of Design, midway between industry and art, has gradually seen Alessi attract the interest of museums of applied arts and design worldwide. Indeed many exhibitions have been organised over the years to showcase the company’s work. With its continuous experimentation, Alessi has produced a vast and interesting range of prototypes down the years that, together with its historic items and the numerous objects it has collected over the decades from across the world, offer a valuable snapshot of the history of design. The aim of the Alessi Museum, opened in the spring of 1998, is to conserve and showcase all the objects, designs, images and materials of all types that document the company’s history and research. The Alessi Museum can be visited by appointment.
EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP
The Alessi Museum attends a series of cultural activities dedicated to the history and projects developed by the company: temporary exhibitions, loans, research, publications, lectures ... These activities are conducted in collaboration with museums of contemporary art and design international institutions academic and cultural. The Alessi Museum is one of the founders of Museimpresa, the Italian association of museums and business archives.
THE NUMBERS OF THE MUSEUM
The Alessi Museum holds objects and prototypes, drawings, photographs, press releases, publications, monographs, periodicals and catalogs of Alessi and other companies, documenting the history of the home and Italian design.