Aluminium coffee maker
In the Alessi Encyclopedia the chapter dedicated to espresso coffee makers includes projects created by great designers, as Richard Sapper, Aldo Rossi, Michael Graves, Piero Lissoni, Wiel Arets, Mario Trimarchi, Alessandro Mendini, Michele De Lucchi.
In 2019 is the English architect David Chipperfield to re-design a “day-by-day” classic. His “Moka” can be read on the one hand has a contribution to the evolution of industrial archetypes; on the other hand as a tribute to Alfonso Bialetti – grandfather of Alberto Alessi – who, in the 1930’, invented, designed and was the first manufacturer of the Moka Express, the popular Italian espresso coffee maker.
“Moka” is characterized by an eleven-sided volume and a flat lid, which integrates with the shape of the coffee maker. Made from aluminium and available in three sizes (1, 3 and 6 cups), “Moka” shows a few functional details: the wide base optimises heat transmission, the side positioning of the knob allows an easy, one-handed lid lifting, the shape and positioning of the handle avoids it to be accidentally melted by the flame.
As an element of architectur that integrates with the surrounding environment, the designer has chosen grey for the handle, with a shade that is the transposition of the metallic colour of the aluminium.
Espresso coffee maker in aluminium casting. Handle and knob in PA, grey.
Suitable for gas hobs, electric plates and glass ceramic hobs.