"I found that Virgil had a completely different way of looking at things and objects. So, when he looked at the world of Alessi, it was through the eyes of one who loved the idea of a mechanical workshop – I remember that the first reference he showed me was a wrench – very far from what we habitually think of as good design. It was almost brutalist. I found this very interesting. As for us, it was a new approach. Alas, we had very little time to collaborate with Virgil, but I am so glad we did."