Founded in 1921 as a foundry, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. For over nearly a century, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading “Factories of Italian design” , capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types. Open to change and international development, Alessi still has a strong bond with the traditions and culture of its area and continues to be synonymous with handcrafted objects produced with the help of machines. Alessi's mission is one of translating its quest for the most advanced cultural, aesthetic, design, and functional quality into mass production.