363-367 Albany Highway
(corner Leonard Street)
Victoria Park, WA 6100
T: 08 9361 8271
perth at thegoodstore dot com dot au (Email Perth)
8am - 5.30pm daily
Thursdays and Fridays till 8pm
CLOSED: Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday
Alessi is one of the world's most revered design studios and manufacturers and the pinnacle of Italian style. It was Alessi that initiated the 20th century concept of industrially produced high design kitchen and table products. The company charmingly describes itself as : a merchant of happiness.
The Alessi company is based in Milan. Their status as one of the world's most desirable brands has developed from a 1930s company making steel products to a post-modernist company with an insistence that products should have emotional value rather than just be "stuff" - leading to Alessi kettles that play the song of a Rhine River Boat (Sapper 9091 Stovetop Kettle), toilet brushes that look like pot plants (Merdolino), the iconic blow up fruit bowls (Campana Bro's), pet bowls with handles (Mirri) a bottle opener inspired by a butterfly (Marli).
The company has been running since 1970 by third generation family member Alberto Alessi, who joined the company upon graduation from law school. Alberto took Alessi into a golden period of collaboration with architects such as Ettore Sottsass and the late Sir Michael Graves. He valued their originality of perspective, and the company has been rewarded with a steady flow of originality ever since.
Alessi take inspiration from the arts rather than conventional commerce. Alberto Alessi has compared the company's design process more to a Pablo Picasso who paints first, and worries about potential markets second. Like a true artist, Mr Alessi has even commented that "We must have one or two fiascos a year to retain our leadership in design"
Those fiascos are not stocked by The Good Store (whilst we applaud their existence). Nor do we stock all Alessi products. We just have a curated range of beautiful Alessi things which work really well, and are likely to give joy on a daily basis.