In April, 1979 Baker Furniture introduced a collection of approximately 25 avant garde occasional and dining room items designed by 36 year old European designer and artist Alessandro Gabrielli Gambalogna, known simply as "Alessandro." Of special importance were a series of sophisticated faux finishes, executed at a level not before seen in the commercial marketplace. Baker referred to the Alessandro collection as "Furniture as an Art Form."
“We have entered into an exclusive partnership with Alessandro to produce his modern furniture designs and styling. The Alessandro Collection epitomizes furniture as art and sets a new standard in furniture available to consumers. Until now a consumer would have been able to acquire such design and handwork only by commissioning an artist to create a custom piece, at enormous cost.”
Philip E. Kelley, Baker President
"The breathtaking Alessandro Collection from Baker Furniture creates a fantasy of natural materials lacquered by hand on classic sculptured forms. This Collection has been the recipient of numerous international design awards and represents the finest, most popular occasional and dining room Baker Furniture. Unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship are the trademark of these fine hand painted pieces. The Alessandro Collection is part of the lifestyle we furnish."