The Alessi Museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special exhibition that traces not only the most notable moments in the company’s history, but also the forgotten and unknown stories.

The museum, opened in 1998 and designed by Alessandro Mendini, is located in Omegna, on Lake Orta, Italy, where the brand was founded. The new installation celebrating his historic collection, which includes more than 25,000 objects ranging from prototypes to abandoned ideas, is on display in Milan at the Alessi flagship store (until 30 September 2023). “This is the first time we have had an in-store exhibition,” says museum curator Francesca Appiani, who also led the new installation. “We wanted to explain to customers, visitors or a passerby what is behind our pieces. It is a display that aims to represent the uniqueness of Alessi.

Alessi Museum: 25 years of design stories

“Bombé” by Carlo Alessi

(Image credit: Delfino Sesto Legnani)

Through 25 stories from the museum’s collections, Alessi pays tribute to the museum’s 102-year history, as Alberto Alessi, grandson of the company’s founder, explains: “Alessi is best known for its kitchen accessories. However, since 1921 and for the next 60 years, it has been produced for other areas of the home .

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