Espresso Coffee maker Moka 15cl
Moka Alessi was created out of the desire to pay homage to the classic moka designed in the 1930s and that has become a popular item over the years. Alessandro Mendini accepted the challenge of re-interpreting this cult object in a contemporary way. Moka Alessi has a formal character that can be immediately recognized, a round-shaped coffee pot that makes the vertical conicality of traditional moka sinuous. For every else, Mendini respected the details of traditional moka, trying to improve its technical aspects, for example by increasing the thickness of aluminium and optimizing the capacity of the boiler. Moka Alessi contributes to the emergence of a new, intimate and homely ritual.
About the designer:
Alessandro is an architect, artist, designer and design manager, theorist and journalist and began his profession at the Nizzoli studio. Along with Branzi and Sottsass and with his presence in Global Tools and Radical design, he was the main force behind the renovation of Italian design in the 80's. With Alchima he created objects, furniture, environments, paintings, installations and architectural works. In 1989 he opened the Atelier Mendini in Milan with his brother Francesco and continued his career as a sophisticated, pop designer. The key element is always a clever hybrid between art and design resulting in popular objects that achieve great commercial success.