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One of the best results of the Memory Containers metaproject, coordinated by Centro Studi Alessi in the early 1990s. The "Biological Project" workshop (to which this series belongs) explored the theme of design expression associated with intuition, in a new relationship between man and nature.
The Alessi Research Centre (CSA) was set up in 1990 for two purposes: to draw up theoretical papers on topics associated with objects (to be published as books), and to coordinate work with young designers. Up until that time Alessi had only worked with “major designers”, and I felt a certain degree of responsibility towards young, upcoming designers. Alberto Alessi
Theo Williams, born in Oxford, graduated in industrial design in Manchester, moved to Milan in 1992 and since 2004 is also based in Amsterdam. He is the Art Director for Lexon, Paris, a Design Director for the fashion brand Mexx (Liz Claiborne, USA) for licensing products and branding and the Creative Director for the Japanese Department stores ‘Mono Comme Cà.’ He collaborates with Art Partners NY, with Giovanni Testino. His clients include Abet Laminate, Alessi, Artemide, Consonni, Danese, Dornbracht, Mobileffe, Pyrex, Tchibo, Technogym, Tronconi; he has created packaging for Prada, CK Jeans, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo and accessories for Benetton. The bathroom collection ‘Risma’ for Merati has been selected for the ADI Design Index 2003/4, Compasso d’Oro 2004.