Alessi Sapper 9090 Espresso Maker
Alessi 9090 Coffee Maker was their first ever kitchen product, and the first Alessi product to enter the Permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) New York. It's been long acclaimed as the world's most beautiful coffee maker. It's unique because it doesn't screw together – it snaps together via a disguised lever closure where the handle plays a key role.
The late German Richard Sapper (1932-2015) designed the 9090 for the Alessi company in 1979. Sapper began with ambition - he wanted it to look like a steam train. Sapper once said "An espresso maker is really a little steam engine. It has a tank, where the water is transformed into steam and then rises and extracts the aroma from the coffee. I wanted to show the character of the steam engine in this design."
And it gets other basics right too. It has a non-drip spout, a non-slip handle, and three interior filters to ensure you drink coffee not eat it. This Alessi 9090 6Cup also has a converter to allow either three or six cup brews. The body is made in Italy from mirror polished 18/10 stainless steel which allows it to be used on all heat sources including induction.
Herr Sapper had coffee credentials : his grandfather was a coffee planter in the town of Coban in Guatemala, and his father was born there.
· Compasso d'Oro Award, Italy 1979
· Design Plus Award, Germany 1983
· Permanent Collection Museum of Modern Art , NYC
Dimensions : height = 20cm ; width = 12.5cm . Capacity 300ml
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