Founded in 1921 as a "Workshop for the processing of brass and nickel silver sheet metal, with foundry", Alessi
has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, 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.
Egg cup with salt castor and spoon in thermoplastic resin hand decorated. The principal objective of The Chin Family, the collection created by the collaboration between Alessi and Taiwan's National Palace Museum, was to create a figure concept that would be a mascot for the museum. With this brief, Stefano Giovannoni created a whole family of little characters, each with their own special domestic role. The technology used to make the characters is unusual: instead of being made with a single moulding injection, each object is moulded in separate pieces and then assembled, like wooden figurines. The details of the artistically-interpreted Oriental clothing are painted by hand.