espresso coffee maker

espresso coffee maker

espresso coffee maker

Design Richard Sapper, 2006
Mirror polished stainless steel
Made by Alessi

The German Maestro has let himself be tempted by the challenge of designing an "entry level" coffee maker, producing an article worthy of someone of his calibre - one which recalls the expressive themes he holds dear, such as regular volumes (truncated conical and cylindrical) and handles made of moulded and folded plate. The result is a typically Alessi product, offered to the public at by far the lowest price of their entire range of stainless steel coffee makers.

medium: 3.75" dia. | 6" h | 3 cup
large: 4.5" dia. | 7.25" h | 6 cup

$149.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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Richard Sapper

Richard Sapper, born in Munich, designs products featuring a combination of technical innovation, simplicity of form, and an element of wit and surprise. He has received numerous international design awards, including 10 prestigious Compasso d'Oro awards and the Raymond Loewy Foundation's Lucky Strike award. His products are part of the permanent collections of many museums around the world, with over 15 represented at New York's MoMA, as well as London's Victoria and Albert and Design Museums. Upon starting his own independent studio in 1959, Sapper designed the Tizio lamp for Artemide, one of the best selling lamps ever produced. In 1978 Alessi commissioned Sapper with the first product in a long series to come, the stove-top espresso maker 9090.
Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi to produce crafted metal products for eating and drinking. In 1935, Carlo Alessi, son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945, he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombé, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo's younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician. By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and his playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.
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