At home with designer Alberto Alessi

The president of the eponymous kitchenware design group and his house in northern Italy

Alberto Alessi’s home at Lake Orta is just a short drive from his design factory in the foothills of the Alps near Italy’s border with Switzerland. It is a dream spot and, unlike nearby Lake Maggiore, remains one of northern Italy’s better kept secrets. The president, and third generation, of design company Alessi gives the FT a tour.

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