Alessi may be Italy's best-known name, but these four iconic pieces defined a generation.
Up 5 & 6 Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 1969 (pictured, top)
Perhaps the most practical design icon ever made, this beloved home-office organizer—with swing-out trays and wheels—provided highly customized storage space and is still in production.
Boby 3 Portable Storage System, 1969
The quintessential Swinging Sixties fixture, this 79-pound lamp reinvented interior lighting with its curved neck and elegant aluminum shade grounded in a Carrara-marble base.
Arco Lamp, 1962
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Despite being expensive and commercially unsuccessful, this Olivetti typewriter is most memorable for its bright-red Pop Art casing—highly unusual for traditional office equipment.
Valentine Portable Typewriter, 1969
Ettore Sottsass and Perry King