Three characters emerge from the rich and tireless imagination of Miriam Mirri, giving rise to a highly original series of bookstads: Montparnasse the puppy, Vigo the kitten and Lola the monkey. Thanks to the reflective nature/properties of the stainless steel, the bookstands can be arranged so as to capture the endless reflections and images that dance on their surface.
Italian designer, she was born in Bologna. She lives and works in Milan where since 2010 her office is based. She graduated from the Scuola Superiore Disegno Anatomico and studied design and communication at the Università del Progetto. She worked as designer at the Branson-Coates Architecture Office (London) and she collaborated with several design companies both in Italy and abroad. She has settled in Milan since 1993; she worked with Stefano Giovannoni until 1999. In 2000 she began her freelance designer activity. She took part in national and international exhibitions such as Triennale Design Museum in various editions; The New Italian Design, Triennale di Milano; D come Design. La mano la mente il cuore. Some of her works are included in the International Design Yearbook 2005. She has held design-workshop at the Università del Progetto and at the Domus Academy in Milan and presented her works at some design master course.
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. Open to change and international development, Alessi at the same time has a strong bond with the traditions and cultural background of its area and continues to be synonymous with handcrafted objects produced with the help of machines.
Alessigraphy: the geography of Alessi production
Since the Company's Foundation in 1921 the Majority of Alessi Products have Been Manufactured through the Cold Working of Metals, a Tradition that is Kept Alive Today by the Skilled Workers at the Crusinallo Plant in Omegna.
Over time, Alessi also began to work with many other materials, such as porcelain, glass, wood, and plastic. A specific production method was developed for each one. Even when production takes place outside the Crusinallo plant, Alessi’s guidelines ensure the company’s original production quality standards, continuing to reconcile industrial technological complexity with an artisanal eye for detail.
The objects produced from the different materials are manufactured in various production plants across the world. They remain original Alessi objects in that they are conceived with the same design excellence and produced with the same attention to quality that sets the company’s products apart.
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