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La Conica, Poignée longue (1984) Italian espresso maker - / 3 cups - EXCEPT induction / Alessi 100 Values Collection - Alessi

Steel / Pale blue

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  • Type : Italian espresso maker
  • Colour : Pale blue - Steel
  • Material : (Metal)
  • Dimensions : Ø 7.5 x H 23.5 cm - L 18 cm - Volume: 15 cl
  • Weight : 1.76 lb
  • Characteristics : Italian espresso maker - 3 cups - All burners EXCEPT INDUCTION - Alessi 100 Values Collection: collection to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alessi brand - Model created in 1984 by Aldo Rossi (1931 - 1997) - Special edition 2021 (draft version with long handle) - Packaging specially created for Alessi's centenary
  • Country of Manufacture : Italy
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Notice to collectors, design fans and everyone who’d like to rediscover the essential figures of Italian design! The iconic Italian brand Alessi is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the “Alessi 100 Values ​​Collection”: this collection celebrates the values that define the identity and practice of the Dream Factory (Fabbrica dei Sogni). A collection of surprising objects from the Alessi Museum's Archive Fund, which includes projects that have never been produced before, brand-new versions of cult objects as well as icons in the making. Twelve projects, each referring to a different value, will be presented over twelve months, from May 2021 to April 2022. "Alessi 100 Values ​​Collection" celebrates 100 years of applied arts research and the start of a new century of experimentation. The sixth value highlighted by Alessi is Research Lab. A story told by two iconic coffee makers offered here in their draft versions, which express this research beautifully: Aldo Rossi's "La conica Manico lungo" and Richard Sapper's "9090 Manico forato". These "design essays" from the Alessi archives have never been produced before. 20th-century design icons that return to their original form, as originally created by their designer. Alberto Alessi explains: “For me, Alessi is an industrial research laboratory, where the infinite number of creative possibilities interact with the needs, or rather the dreams, of the public. In all, several hundred of the most inspiring designers from different eras that the company has known have collaborated with us. Their work has been the subject of a documentary archive kept in our museum. Two particularly interesting examples of this dimension at Alessi are the “9090” coffee maker by Richard Sapper and Aldo Rossi’s “La conica”, of which we present here two “design essays” which have never been produced, taken from our archives. The first model has a perforated, coloured handle, created by its German designer to limit heat conduction when preparing coffee. The second has a long side handle, like the “cuccuma”, the old Italian coffee maker often seen in the creations of the Milanese designer. The La Conica coffee maker was designed in 1984 by Aldo Rossi (1931 - 1997), one of the greatest Italian architects of the second half of the 20th century who was the first Italian designer to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize for Architecture. Thanks to a sophisticated play of pure volumes, Aldo Rossi has designed a coffee maker that’s made history thanks to its lines which are both essential and unique. This version, “La Conica manico lungo”, is the first created by the designer, before he made the modifications that were to meet the constraints imposed by mass production. Here, La Conica returns to its original shape, with a long blue handle, a nod to the coffee makers of yesteryear which the Milanese designer loved so much. An innovative design that twists the codes of the coffee maker, such a traditional typology in Italy. The long handle enhances the image of this timeless object. The body of the coffee maker, which soars upwards like a building, is topped by a surprising conical shape, which becomes the distinctive marker of this small work of domestic architecture. A future collector’s piece, this creation is dedicated to all fans of Aldo Rossi and his unrivalled talent for translating his architectural language into small works of design. It will appeal to anyone who appreciates objects with “strong narrative content”: an invitation to discover, in a new, original version, one of the greatest design icons of the 20th century. Very robust, this 3-cup coffee maker set is made of 18/10 stainless steel. The slightly prominent copper base ensures optimal thermal conduction and perfect stability. The elongated handle provides a secure grip by preventing the user from having their hand come close to the body of the coffee maker. Suitable for gas burners, as well as electric and ceramic hobs (do not use on an induction hob).

In detail:
  • Variation : Steel / Pale blue

  • Brand : Alessi

  • Designer : Aldo Rossi

  • Type : Italian espresso maker

  • Colour : Steel - Handle and knob: pale blue

  • Material : 18/10 stainless steel with copper bottom - Handle and knob in thermoplastic resin

  • Dimensions : Ø 7.5 x H 23.5 cm - L 18 cm - Volume: 15 cl
  • Weight : 1.76 lb
  • Characteristics : Italian espresso maker - 3 cups - All burners EXCEPT INDUCTION - Alessi 100 Values Collection: collection to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alessi brand - Model created in 1984 by Aldo Rossi (1931 - 1997) - Special edition 2021 (draft version with long handle) - Packaging specially created for Alessi's centenary
  • Country of Manufacture : Italy

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