I recently received a set of cream and sugar holders from Alessi as a housewarming gift, both of which were gorgeous and I dare not use them. They are tucked away in a kitchen cabinet but I am contemplating taking them out for display. Much of the Alessi store in New York is a museum rather than a kitchenware store.
The National Palace Museum in Taiwan joined forces with Alessi Italy to launch The Chin Family Series in 2007. This was a perfect example of East meets West, a familiar collaboration in the design world over the years.