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With a long history of being involved in supporting other non-profit initiatives, Alessi is proud to be associated with (RED) and has a heightened awareness of the impact every contribution makes. Alessi contributes a portion of the purchase price from the (PRODUCT)RED Diabolix bottle opener to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which can provide 6 days of life-saving HIV medication.
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
Born in Puglia in 1955. He works and lives in Florence where he graduated in Architecture in 1980. Since 1989 he has taught Technology of Production at the I.S.I.A. (Superior Institute for the Artistical Industries) in Florence. Together with a group of architects from Florence he founded MADE in 1990 which is a cultural association and a display area promoting initiatives of architecture and design. He is in charge of the artistic department of various companies and his objects are shown in many national and international exhibitions.