Alessi

The Business of Design 2012


On October 16, 2012, leading innovators and thinkers in business and design were invited to Cooper-Hewitt's Business of Design Breakfast, an annual National Design Week event, for a discussion about creative ways each community can be inspired by the other. Bob Safian, publisher of Fast Company, moderated the conversation. Themes included how design can be a productive methodology for business, provocation and its role in design to move a business forward, and the opportunities and challenges of hiring new design talent.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Alberto Alessi in Conversation with Bill Moggridge


Since taking the company helm in 1970, Alberto Alessi, President and Director of Marketing Strategies and Design Management, has continually striven to work at the heart of international creative culture, treating the company as a "research lab in the Applied Arts".
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Nonstop Alessi!


We all enjoyed the opening of Alessi: Ethical and Radical this past weekend at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (on view through April 10, 2011 in the Collab Gallery/Perelman Building), and last night Alberto joined us at Cooper-Hewitt for a scintillating presentation of the company’s work over the decades, reiterating the Alessi ethos that Design is a new form of contemporary art and poetry.
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Alberto Alessi Meets an Old Friend


We’re thrilled that Alberto Alessi will be giving a presentation at the Museum on Monday (22nd) evening! He is the ultimate mediator between designs that can succeed commercially as well as expressing artistic values.  
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Design Extravaganza


This week and next, Cooper-Hewitt is offering extraordinary design programs hosted by Bill Moggridge. The first is this Thursday evening and will feature Professor Shinichi Takemura’s incredible interactive multimedia presentation “Tangible Earth,” which is followed next Monday by a conversation with Italian design maestro Alberto Alessi.
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