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Forum Museum, Omegna, Italy

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1 Parco Pasquale Maulini
Lake Orta
Italy 28887
Tel: 39 0323 866 141
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Everyone knows that Italy makes some of the best high-design housewares in the world, but few people realize that the top names are based in this unassuming town at the northern tip of Lake Orta. The 19th-century artisan traditions that grew into firms such as Alessi and Legnoart have inspired enough local pride to merit a museum and exhibition space. The museum displays some of the best-known pieces, from Bialetti's classic octagonal hourglass stovetop espresso-maker to the curvaceous and whimsical designs created for Alessi, Calderoni, and Lagostina by Richard Sapper, Philippe Starck, and Robert Graves. Located at the north end of town, it is tricky to find—the driveway slopes steeply down off a traffic roundabout at the north edge of Omegna—but worth the search. There's also a fantastic shop on-site selling items from the brands on view in the museum, including some discounted overstock and clearance models.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 am to12:30 pm and 2:30 to 6 pm, Sundays 2:30 to 6 pm.

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