“What makes working with Alessi unique? Is it the historical context? The fact that every design student learns about Alessi? Nynke and I met Alberto for the first time during a dinner given by the Groninger Museum in 2003 to celebrate the work of Alessandro Mendini. After that it would take approximately 10 years before we first visited the acclaimed Alessi factory in Italy. At the end of the visit we were welcomed in his private office. Nynke and I sat there in silence while Alberto went through some of our drawings. His eyes were sharp as if he exactly knew what he was looking for and the few remarks he made were all spot on. Last two years we developed a family of designs with Alessi. All based on iconic items and production techniques you can find in any old and new household. We kick off with a wall-clock based on the 17th century French Comtoise that was fairly common back in the days. Although still in the collective memory, rarely seen nowadays. As you might know, Studio Job loves a sense of history”.