Design by Richard Sapper, 2006.
Designer Richard Sapper has let himself be tempted by the challenge of designing an "entry level" coffee maker, producing an article worthy of someone of his caliber - one which recalls the expressive themes he holds dear, such as regular volumes (truncated conical and cylindrical) and handles made of molded and folded plate. The result is a "typically Alessi" product, offered to the public at by far the lowest price of Alessi's entire range of stainless steel coffee makers.
Material(s): 18/10 mirror-polished stainless steel
An elegant, well-designed, and durable espresso coffee maker I have ever purchased.
By: D.L., Homeowner (Sacramento, CA)
After having broken my electric espresso maker within one year of usages, I am reluctant to purchase another without fully understand the quality of next potential purchase. I came across the ARS09 Espresso Coffer Maker which is elegant in its design, possessing the quality of an art work in a museum. There is no moving part, nor is any electrical component. and it makes, each and every time, excellent espresso coffee by an old fashioned methos: percolating. I expect that it would serve me well for a long time to come. It is expensive, to be sure, but it is well worth the money I spent.
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