As it can be visited by appointment only, it's possible a bunch of you don't know that Alessi has its own museum. Museo Alessi has been in operation for 20 years, with the mission "to conserve and showcase all the objects, designs, images and materials of all types that document the company's history and research." Now, even those of us who can't score an appointment will get to look inside. To celebrate Museo Alessi's 20th anniversary, the company has commissioned a film called NEWMUSEUM(S), which will premiere on January 30th in Brussels. We've landed a sneak peak and uploaded it:
From Museo Alessi's opening in 1998, curator Francesca Appiani has collected:
- over 800 designer's works
- over 3,500 Alessi objects
- 11,000 drawings
- a total of 25,000 shown items including prototypes, Alessi products and company projects
The museum participates in a host of events yearly such as design talks, exhibitions and workshops from Milan to Korea to Australia and the US. With the added intrigue of the Alessandro Mendini designed building, Alessi also hosts hundreds of visitors a year.
Their reach will continue to expand especially with the release of this film, which details the most important company museums and includes opinions from museum directors, curators, experts in the field are interviewed, as well as architects, artists, musicians and creatives who have contributed to innovative projects for company museums. The movie is produced by Museimpresa, the association that curates and promotes the most historic and significant Italian company museums and archives. Alessi is a founding member of Museimpresa and has been one of the most active participants by contributing projects to numerous exhibitions worldwide.
We'll post details on where fans can view the film as soon as the information becomes available.