The "9090" is a classic design by Richard Sapper for Alessi, first released in 1979. "9090" was the first "amphibious" Alessi design, meaning that it is suitable for the kitchen but attractive enough to be used directly at the table. It is part of the Permanent Design Collection at the MoMA and has won the Compasso d'Oro award. Available in four sizes. Mirror-polished finish. Delivered in gift packaging.
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This is a great stovetop espresso machine!
By: Cate V., Homeowner (Tennessee)
The esthetic design of this espresso machine is just one of its qualities. By far the easiest to use, we already had a 6-cup of this design and found that we wanted to make more at a time so ordered the 10-cup size. YLiving was the only source at which we could find this bigger one and it was worth waiting for. Makes perfect espresso every time, easy to clean, and rather than screwing/unscrewing the top from the base, this one has a handle release to just lift the top off. Makes espresso fast and we wouldn't trade it for any other!
sleek and functional
By: Marcela, Architect (brooklyn, ny)
years ago, my architect boyfriend introduced me to this espresso maker, and i was seduced by the sophisticated design. a decade later, having tried every other espresso making device known to man, i have returned to this beautifully imagined object. it is a pleasure to use, and the coffee is superb. an investment, yes, but well worth it.
Designer: Richard Sapper
Born in Munich in 1932, he studied philosophy, anatomy, graphics, engineering and economics. Ten times winner of the Compassi d'Oro, his prime interest is the design of technically complex objects, from ships to watches.View other products by Richard Sapper
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi