Businessman, designer and keynote speaker Alberto Alessi speaks to the Independent about his background,…
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Alberto Alessi is renowned as a talented manufacturer and businessman; he grew up in Italy and joined the family business, Alessi Spa, after completing his degree. He turned the company into a household name and his success has led him to become an accomplished and sought after business keynote speaker.
Alberto joined the family business Alessi Spa the day after he finished his law degree and he decided to make some significant changes to the company, this involved rebranding in order to give Alessi Spa a new, more modern identity. Alessi with the help of his team worked on new packaging, graphic design and changed the company offices. With the products he worked with talented artists and sculptors in order to make fashionable products at affordable prices.
Alberto was responsible for bringing the company forward and by working with some of the most established names in the art and product design industry he made Alessi Spa a fashionable and modern day brand. Alberto is now President of Alessi Spa and is also in charge of Marketing Strategy, Communications and Design Management.
Alberto has written various books on his experience working in product design and management including “La Cintura di Orione” (Longanesi, Milano 1986) “Not in Production next to Production” and ‘The Dream Factory’. He has also written for well known international publications on product design and is a visiting lecturer at design colleges around the world.
After dedicating all of his time to Alessi Spa making it the company it is today, Alessi achieved the Design Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Collab’s Design Excellence Award at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts. He has also received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University at the UCE in Birmingham in 2001 and in 2010 he gained an Honorary Doctorate of Arts at the Lincoln University. Alberto is on the board of the U.I.A.H , Helsinki and he is also on the Honorary committee of the Design Museum in London.
Alberto has the ability to speak about product design and how he transformed a family business into one of the most successful design factories in Europe.
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