Alberto Alessi is currently General Manager of Alessi Spa and leader of strategic marketing communication and design. Alessi’s risk management skills are now sought after in industrial organisations led by technology, as well as design.
Alberto Alessi, the third generation of Alessi, took the reins of the eponymous family business in 1970. His partnerships with some of the world’s best designers have transformed the 98-year–old company from household-trade supplier to design leader. Since his father’s launch of famous steel products, like the 'Bombe' tea and coffee set introduced in 1946, Alberto Alessi has branched out into such neighbouring fields as glassware, china, plastic, wood, wall clocks, lighting fixtures and toys. From the kitchen to the living room, Alessi seeks to improve all furnishing in your home.
Alberto has published several books and collaborated with international magazines and publications regarding articles relating to design. He holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Central England and is an Honorary Committee member of the Design Museum in London, a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art, London, and an Honorary Professor of the Hochschule der Bildenden Kunste, in Germany.
Alberto is also a Doctor of Fine Arts at the Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, and a Member of the Academic Board of the U.I.A.H. University of Helsinki. In 1998 Alessi received the MBA Design Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. In 2001 he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University from the UCE in Birmingham and in 2010 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Lincoln.
A warm and engaging speaker, Alberto is comfortable talking on subjects including product design, innovation, emotion in design and Internet branding. Naturally he is able to talk about transforming a family business into one of the most successful design factories in Europe.
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