Alexander Begge, born in 1941, designed only one furniture line: Casalino. He trained as a potter and founded a firm in the furnace construction industry.
About the Casalino design process, he remembers; ‘I had this image of a wisp of fog, and elaborated on that. It brought so much joy, I was in a glow. The Casala factory had a siren, which sounded several times a day. When the siren went off at the end of the working day, I thought it was time for a coffee break. I had forgotten everything around me.’ Despite this pleasure, Alexander Begge never designed any furniture again.