Design Lover: Alessandro Albrizzi Fireplace Tools

Baron Alessandro Albrizzi was part of the late 60s early 70s international jet set crowd who meandered between Venice, Rome, London and Palm Beach. Launching his first shop in 1968 at One Sloan Square in London, Albrizzi quickly went on to open many shops around the world.

Albrizzi's name became synonomous with cutting edge interior design. His trademark chrome and acrylic home furnishings were known for their sleek, clean, versatile shapes and took the form of desks, tables, stacking cubes and accessories like lucite backgammon sets and fireplace tools. In 1970, Vogue magazine declared Albrezzi's shop in New York's Carlyle Hotel the place, "where chic people of all ages seem to find the very thing for their own or their friends' houses."

Albrizzi's fireplace tools came in materials such as lucite and brass, steel travertine and rosewood, brass and wood and brass and black lacquer.