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Alessi In Love - Competition

A Creative contest to interpret tokens of love in a contemporary way


It’s time to let your heart speak. The historical Italian Design Factory Alessi invites all creative talents to rethink the product as an act of love. The aim is to interpret the love token in a contemporary way, designing a new object that celebrates this universal feeling: the best proposals will grant you the access to an international workshop for the development of the new Alessi collection.


Alessi in Love is the metaproject organized in collaboration with LPWK DESIGN STUDIO, set up by Laura Polinoro. Researcher, creative and founder of Centro Studi Alessi since 1990, now she has created her own line of accessories and organizes as art director of LPWK DESIGN STUDIO international workshops devoted to the creation of new objects, overcoming the constraints imposed by traditional ways of designing. The constant research for new languages and themes has led LPWK to meet the innovative reality of H-Farm and to rely on Desall’s co-creation service.


The metaproject is directed to find new ways of considering the love gift, related to the celebration of significant moments or the expression of your own feelings.

Therefore the starting point is the man and no longer the object, meant as a product. The focus is on the creation of emotional objects, overcoming the industrial and anonymous production logic. For this reason, a good tip to start with is considering all the unforgettable events linked to the universal feeling of love: not only those towards the partner but also the fondness for a friend or the respect for a colleague.

Now it’s your turn to translate feelings into reality, coming up with small objects designed to be given. Last but not least pay attention that love is an universal feeling, but how people express it is personal and may change over time. A letter or a jewel are only examples of ways to express this unique and deep feeling.


Product typology: small bijoux, wedding favors, accessories for the person or for home; Situations: the places and the occasions for the expression of feelings from engagements to wedding Anniversaries, from the birth of a baby to the demonstration of a friendship, from acknowledgment of a professional relationship to that of a community. Moreover the object could be an original idea for a Christmas gift; Materials: steel, aluminum, plastic, blown glass; Technological sources: deep-drawing, investment casting, punching, embossing, laser cutting, sandblasting.


The selection of the winner of Alessi in Love will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation of a selected jury headed by Alberto Alessi. It will take into account originality, feasibility and consistency to the brief. The best proposals will grant access to the international workshop, where designers will cooperate with a qualied team for the development of the new Alessi collection.

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