Did you know that Alessi products are in more permanent museum collections than any other design company, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art? Pretty amazing, right? There’s plenty more to learn about this leading Italian design firm tomorrow night as Alessi and The New York Times host an event that is sure to stir interest from the entire design community. At 8PM, tastemaker and tabletop expert Alberto Alessi (managing director of Alessi) will participate in a Q&A session with Pilar Viladas, Design editor of T, The New York Times Style Magazine. We’re sure she will pick his brain on a number of topics including his company’s collaborations with industry giants including: Ettore Sottass, Michael Graves, Achille Castiglione, Frank Gehry, Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid and many others.
Tickets for “A Conversation with Alberto Alessi” are still available online at a cost of $30 a piece. The lecture will be held at The Times Center on March 3rd, 2009 from 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
But wait, there’s more. For those of you not living in the Big Apple, this month Mr. Alessi will also be making stops in Michigan and Indianapolis. Here are the details:
“EuroDesign Symposium”, Indianapolis Museum of Design, March 6th, 2009 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.- Alberto Alessi will serve on a panel to discuss European design over the last century. The event is free and open to the public.
“The History of Alessi, 1921-2008, and the phenomenon of Italian Design Factories”, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, March 8th, 2009 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.- Alberto Alessi will discuss the history of Alessi from the creation of the company by his grandfather, Giovanni Alessi, to present day. Tickets – $10