The Dream Factory Alessi since 1921 Author:Alberto Alessi Many objects are simply part of everyday life; in the neutral, reassuring setting of home we make use of them almost without noticing. But then there are objects which somehow make commonplace gestures more pleasing, more straightforward, more "personal." In this book Alberto Alessi guides us through the people, events, designs and products of... more » this famous factory of "Bel design." Along the way we discover that every presence is a great (but diminutive) adventure in creativity and technology. The proof is the image on this cover, showing part of John Pawson's setup for the brand new project operation "Tea & Coffee Piazza 2," whose work in progress was previewed at the VIIIth Venice Architecture Biennial in 2002.