Alessi: Fun Design for Everyone

Alberto Alessi always dreamed of becoming an architect. Instead, he joined the family firm — upscale Italian homewares company Alessi — and did the next best thing: hired them. In his 36 years as CEO, Alberto has tapped some of world’s best known architects, transforming Alessi from a manufacturer of boring stainless steel tableware into a design powerhouse. "Architects are our source of