Italian Homeware: Design Objects For Your Kitchen

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Alessi Orange Peeler
Flora Table Centerpiece

Your kitchen utensils don’t need to remain boring and functional. These are objects of design that you can use to jazz up your kitchen.

You don’t need to be an art buff to appreciate these beautifully crafted, sometimes quirky pieces. I’ve tried to source brands that are strictly Italian so that you can get an idea of the offerings available to you in and out of Italy. These articles can also make great housewarming gifts or even holiday presents.

Alessi Spa

Alessi Moka Pot
Alessi Moka Pot

Founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi  and his brother, the company first emerged as Fratelli Alessi Omegna. From 1921 to present day Alessi has continually evolved to become a major exponent of the Made in Italy brand. Its penchant for creativity and innovation has led to the brand collaborating with established voices and emerging talents in homeware design.


Casabugatti Knife Block
Casabugatti Knife Block

For close to 90 years the company has designed kitchen accessories and small appliances. Bugatti distinguishes itself for its commitment to style, cutting-edge technology, all done with an Italian flare. This company located in the North of Italy in the town of Brescia, employs a group of highly skilled designers and manufacturers to ensure the highest standards are maintained in each product.


ViceVersa Toaster
ViceVersa Toaster

Part of the Bergamaschi & Vimercati S.p.a brand, ViceVersa has been creating ironic and unique kitchen accessories since 1983. Pieces are often sprinkled with bright and fun colors which can brighten up even the dullest of kitchens. Of note are their toasters which along with having an 80’s futuristic cartoon feel, feature an LED countdown display.


Altreforme was born in 2008 as an ambitious diversification project of the Fontana Group. The Fontana Group since 1956 has been a world leader in the design and production of  aluminum car bodies counting Ferrari and Rolls-Royce amongst its exacting clients.

These design objects for the kitchen are in reality true works of art and so, need to be treated as such. Check out the quirky retro pop designs.

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