Alessi Pulcella Stovetop Coffee Maker has a unique shape to make coffee smell and taste better. The bulbous shape, and the variable thickness of the stepped walls automatically prevent filtering before the coffee over-heats & becomes bitter.
It’s also the only coffee maker ever to be named after a baby chicken – Pulcella is Italian for ‘chick’ and explains why the Coffee Maker’s non-drip pronounced spout looks like a beak.
Pulcella is a collaboration between designer Michele de Lucchi, famed Italian coffee house Illy, and Alessi the renowned Italian makers of beautiful domestic products.
De Lucchi first started working on updating the classic stovetop Moka coffee pot fifteen years ago. The whole time, he was working in the same studio. That studio used to be a chicken coop and provided his design concept.
Michele de Lucchi is a revered architect and designer. He was a member of Italy’s legendary pop-art inspired Memphis Group of designers in the 1980s. Many of his lamps are in the Permanent Collection of The Centre Pompidou, Paris.
He’s a dual winner of Italy’s top design award, the Compasso D’Oro – once for Olivetti, and again with a lamp for Artemide.
As an architect, de Lucchi was responsible for the Milan Triennale Museum. His 2010 Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi was so good they made him an honorary citizen of Georgia.
Oh, and he likes to carve wood – with a chainsaw.
Pulcella coffee maker is in aluminium with a polyamide handle, and brews on gas, electric, and ceramic. It goes like cluckwork.
Specifications : 26cm x 12.2cm x 12.2cm ; capacity = 300ml (6 cup espresso)