Il Caffè Alessi Gift Set

Il Caffè Alessi Gift Set

Manufactured by: Alessi
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Designed by: Achille Castiglioni, Aldo Rossi

  • 1 La Cupola 3-cup espresso coffee maker, B 9095/3
  • 2 Bavero coffee cups, TAC1/76
  • 2 Bavero coffee saucers, TAC1/77
  • 2 Dry coffee spoons, L4180/9
The Bavero porcelain set is another superb specimen of Castiglioni's work. This project draws its raison d'être from what the architect was referring to as "the principal design element" -- in other words, the key project idea that the designer must seize, the intuition at the start of any job. In this case, it's a simple (but highly significant) design move: folding the edges of the plates downwards.

La Cupola is an espresso coffee maker in aluminium casting and PA. Designed in 1988 by Aldo Rossi, the name behind some of the most representative objects of the 1980s, it shows the ability of a great designer to enter into a dialogue with the public's tastes: this is a coffee maker for everyone. Made of high-quality aluminum with its excellent heat conducting properties, it's perfect for making Italian coffee.

Gift boxed.