Over the years Alessi has attracted a host of talented designers including Norman Foster, Aldo Rossi and Marc Newson, to keep their functional, eye-pleasing range of toasters, kettles and crockery at the fore. The simple playful designs are a calming influence on any kitchen and will add a bit of style amongst all the old stuff mum insists on keeping. Furthermore, the stainless steel and plastic designs are hard-wearing and durable. You can find bits of the Alessi range in shops all over the UK but in London the Brook Street flagship store and the Westfield store are the places to go for the most comprehensive selection. The design of the Westfield Shopping Centre store is a graphic variation of a concept by Italian architect Alessandro Mendini, long-time Alessi collaborators.