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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Guido Alessandrini

1895 - 1978

Italian born, Guido Alessandrini, had excellent and varied experiences over a period of many years. He began with Hampton Shops in New York City, after having attended night classes in that city, and then a course in architecture at Mechanic Institute and College of Decorative Design.

Following three years with Hampton Shops, he worked for Ebbecky Furniture Co. and the New York Galleries before joining Robert W. Irwin Co., designing for both Irwin and the Macey Co. from 1922 to 1934, when he left to spend three years at the John Widdicomb Co. In 1937 he began freelancing and has done work for Mueller Furniture Co., Baker Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., Gunn Furniture Co., Colonial Furniture Co., Herman Miller Clock Co. Alessandrini was twice president the Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association, 1959 and 1962.


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First NameGuido
Last NameAlessandrini

Excerpted from Fine Furniture, June-July 1937.

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