Alba Gallizia is an Italian architect and designer. Her professional experience brought her to know and work closely with high-end Italian craftsmen. In 2015 she founded the brand Algares.
Her creations bring together architecture, design and craft, by way of a patient research on the quality of materials.
Metropolis is a collection intended for the metropolitan travellers of today: people who are curious and refined, desiring objects which are comfortable, elegant, flexible, iconic, and which express a sophisticated and exclusive taste, essential and sustainable.
Jewels Collections include five lines: Bronze, Cocciopesto, Leather and Filigree.
Bronze has its own special chromatic quality, warm and brilliant; when old, it wears a special patina, but continues to shine.
The Cocciopesto cameos are the outcome of a lasting experiment; originally the material was invented by the Phoenicians, and later perfectioned by the Romans.
Of course, Leather belongs to the identity of Italy; once worked it turns versatile, both in the finishes and in its uses. Filigree jewels adopt a traditional technique, now enlivened by a “nest” workmanship.
The objects of the Metropolis and Jewels Collections celebrate high quality and durability over time, not the obsolescence of the fashion-system. Together, these objects can virtually make up a “private collection”, the outcome of one’s personal and sophisticated taste.
The designs of the brand Algares belong to the cultural humus of Milan, a city where many worldwide skills and know-hows come together to invent a new stylistic synthesis. In Milan, history and traditions reveal themselves by way of proportions, material knowledge, warmth and reciprocity.