LA MANIFATTURA FAO
FAO’s first products are inspired by the principles laid down by the most prestigious early-20th century producers of household articles, particularly companies from Austria and England. Giovanni has a real obsession with quality and finely crafted work. His copper, brass and nickel silver products, subsequently nickel-, chrome- or silver-plated, soon become well known for their perfect finishes and consummate craftsmanship. In 1932 Carlo Alessi, Giovanni’s eldest son, joins the company as a very young man. He goes on to design the majority of the objects produced between the mid-1930s and 1945.