Design by Aldo Rossi, 1986.
The Alessi 9094 Press Filter Coffee Maker was designed for those people who like to prepare their coffee using the method that is now particularly common in Northern Europe and America. The press filter coffee maker, or hand-pressed filter coffee maker, was first conceived in Italy in the 1920's. It makes coffee that has a very particular flavor and smoothness, different not only from the espresso machine and the percolator, but also from paper filter systems, or even the Neapolitan coffee pot. The main advantage of the press filter coffee maker is the fact that any amount of ground coffee and water can be used, giving as weak or as strong a coffee as desired. The Alessi press filter coffee maker is ideal for making coffee, but also for making tea or herbal infusions. (For best results, use for one kind of beverage only, so that any residual flavor of coffee or herbal teas do not spoil the taste of another beverage.)
Delivered in gift packaging.
Material(s): 18/10 stainless steel with heat resistant glass
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