Design by Aldo Rossi, 1985.
Designed in the early 30's, the espresso maker is the last true "invention" among the various coffee making methods in use on our planet. Characterized by quick preparation, concentrated volume and the intense aroma and flavor of the coffee produced by passing water vertically upwards through the coffee grounds, it does not just symbolize Italian coffee, but has also become the typical coffee making method in all the European countries of the Mediterranean basin. La Cupola was designed by Aldo Rossi in 1985. The espresso maker is made of cast aluminum with a polyamide handle. The boiler has a thick flanged aluminum base to guarantee even heat distribution and shield the body from flame.
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Material(s): Espresso coffee maker in aluminum casting. Handle and knob in PA.
Designer: Aldo Rossi
Born in Milan (1931-1997), he is considered by many to be the greatest Italian architect of the second half of the 20th century. His life as an architect started with Gardella and Zanuso. An author of abstraction, reduction and brevitas, his severe language of primary shapes, geometrical patterns and silent evocation created some of the most intensely poetic works of architecture and design in his age.View other products by Aldo Rossi
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