Richard Sapper espresso maker for Alessi 3 cup / 15cl
The classic design by Richard Sapper for Alessi. The first espresso maker made by Alessi, the enlarged base maximises heat and the anti-drip spout makes pouring a pleasure.
Designed for stove top use. Stainless steel with matt brown cast iron handle.
|Material||18/10 stainless steel, Cast iron|
|Fuel types||Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction|
Founded in 1921 as a “Workshop for the processing of brass and nickel silver sheet metal, with foundry”, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading “Factories of Italian design”, capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.
Richard Sapper was born in 1932. After pursuing courses in philosophy, anatomy, and engineering, he graduated with a business degree from the University of Munich. He began his design career in the styling department of Daimler Benz in Stuttgart, before transferring to Milan, where he worked first for the architect Gio Ponti, and then in the design division of “La Rinascente”, a department store known at the time for being creatively avant-garde. Sapper’s main interest in his design work has centered on technically complex problems. He has developed and designed a wide variety of products, ranging from ships and cars, to computers and electronics, and furniture and kitchen appliances. His clients include Alessi, Artemide, B&B Italia, Brionvega, FIAT, Heuer, Kartell, Knoll, IBM, Lenovo, Lorenz Milano, Magis, Molteni, Pirelli and many others. Richard Sapper has received numerous awards for his products, and his designs are represented in the permanent collections of many museums internationally.