Alessi Factory

21 Feb

The other day we decided a trip up the lake to the Alessi Factory Shop in Omegna was in order.  I was thinking that Alessi products would be the ideal gift to take to friends in Japan.  Italian-made funky design…how can you go wrong? Personally, I’d be happy to never see another round metal Alessi tray with the traditional little man cutouts though…

You can see that you’re approaching the outlet by the oversized sculptures of random kitchen appliances that you can find on the side of the roads.

Look…a 6 foot coffee pot just hanging out on a building ledge.

And a maxi-sized teapot at the factory entrance.

And I’m pretty sure this an over-sized version of the Alessi toilet plunger.  But I could be wrong.

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5 Responses to “Alessi Factory”

  1. Kat February 21, 2012 at 21:56 #

    i’ve never been to an alessi factory. they do have cool stuff – great idea for italian-inspired presents! did you get a mokapot too? i saw small colored ones I’d like to have for myself (though I dont drink much coffee) hehe 🙂

    • jc February 22, 2012 at 14:56 #

      I don’t drink coffee either. Another reason why the locals look at me with bewilderment. I won’t even talk about the fact I don’t drink wine…they can’t even fathom that!

      • Kat February 22, 2012 at 18:26 #

        really? me too! my husband still teases me (we’re in italia afterall) no coffee was fine but no wine was really pushing the limit. hehe

  2. Jen February 22, 2012 at 00:10 #

    Now that’s a big plunger.

    Seems like a cool trip! I must get myself to Italy one day.

    • jc February 22, 2012 at 10:34 #

      Come on over! You have yourself a personal tour guide if you do….

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