Richard Sapper - Alessi - Cafetière expresso - 9090 Antracita

Richard Sapper - Alessi - Cafetière expresso - 9090 Antracita
Italie - 1975-2000 - Acier (inoxydable), Émail gris

Alessi espresso coffee maker in anthracite colour, extremely rare, body made with surface texture of matte platinum grey enamel and handle in a more reddish colour, out of production for many years and very difficult to find. Collector's item.

Size for 3 cups, capacity 15 cl, diameter 11.00 cm and height 17.50 cm.

The 9090 is the first espresso maker in Alessi's history, but also the first of the many Compasso d'Oro awards and the first Alessi object exhibited at MOMA in New York. The 9090 is original not only for its particular shape, but also for some functional innovations, such as the widened base that allows maximum exploitation of heat, the anti-drip nozzle and the lever closure that allows you to open the coffee machine with a simple gesture with the hand.

Its designer, Richard, Sapper was born in 1932 in Monaco. He started working in the Mercedes Benz project office and in 1958 he transferred to Milan where he worked first with Gio Ponti and for Rinascente and then entered Marco Zanuso's studio, with which he designed many famous objects among which radios and the Brionvega televisions, the Grillo telephone and the Kartell children's chairs. He has lived and worked in Italy since the 1950s and is therefore considered an integral part of the history of Italian design. He has been awarded 10 Gold Compasses. His main interest is the design of technically complex objects, from boats to watches.

Alessi, born in 1921 as a 'Workshop for the manufacture of sheets of brass and nickel silver with casting', Alessi has always been recognised for the high quality of its products.
In almost a century of history it has evolved to become an avant-garde exponent of the ‘Italian Design Factories’ capable of applying the knowledge and excellence achieved in design management to other types of product with notable differences between them.
Open to change and international development, the company is at the same time deeply rooted in the tradition and cultural background of its territory. Alessi is still synonymous with handicraft objects made with the help of machines.

Informations du lot
Cafetière expresso
Acier (inoxydable), Émail gris
Designer / Artiste
Richard Sapper
Fabricant / Marque
Modèle / Nom
9090 Antracita
Période estimée
Pays d’origine
Bon état - quelques usures et tâches dues à l’âge
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