Design by Guido Venturini, 2000.
This press-filter coffee maker, which can also be used as an infuser, was designed by Guido Venturini in 2000. He was inspired by a method of making coffee which is now very common in northern Europe and America, and which was invented in Italy in the 20's - the manual pressure filter. Made of 18/10 stainless steel and polyamide with an inner heat resistant glass, "Inka" was designed for preparing coffee with a particular taste. The taste differs not only from espresso and percolator coffee, but also coffee made using paper filter systems and the Neapolitan coffee maker. Its main characteristic is that it allows you to obtain your desired dosage of coffee by adjusting the ratio of the amount of ground coffee to the amount of water, and therefore to make stronger or weaker coffee according to your taste.
Material(s): Thermoplastic resin with heat resistant glass
Designer: Guido Venturini
Guido Venturini is an architect, designer, and explorer in the field of industrial design, interior design, and architecture. His masterful work in all matters led him and Stefano Giovannoni to found the Bolidist group and set up King-Kong productions in 1985. Along with his many renowned accomplishments, such as the famous Maddalene Loveburger project in Prato, he has also taught at Domus Academy and Florence Faculty of Architecture. Guido Venturini finds inspiration in his passion for music and art.View other products by Guido Venturini
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