alessandro mendini: moka alessi
alessandro mendini: moka alessi
jan 27, 2011

alessandro mendini: moka alessi

‘moka alessi’ by alessandro mendini for alessi images courtesy of alessi




in the 1930’s alfonso bialetti who initiated italian brand bialetti, invented, designed and manufactured the first ‘moka express’, which today has become a popular italian coffee maker. alfonso also happens to be the maternal grandfather of the alessi brothers, owners of italian design manufacturer alessi.


for its spring / summer 2011 collection, alessi invited and gave italian architect / designer alessandro mendini  the task of paying a tribute to their relative, asking him to design a new coffee maker for the company, the ‘moka alessi’. mendini’s ‘moka’ is a reinterpretation of its timeless predecessor formalized through a contemporary design consisting of subtle curves. the aim of the project was to bring a new symbolic object to the adialessi catalogue available at an accesible price. the coffee maker was presented at MACEF 2011 in milan.

alessandro mendini: moka alessi ‘moka alessi’ is fashioned off its classic predecessor the ‘moka express’ by bialetti

  • it works

    greg says:
  • nice

    Im buying that says:
  • prodotta in India anche questa?

    mario says:
  • That is just horrible… The original Bialetti is such a classic, this is an insult to the original…

    federico says:
  • a fantastic piece

    joe says:
  • the old one works like a screw nut. perfect to open and to close.

    could somebody please explain the round shape to me?
    this is not a joke. maybe I’m stupid.

    I’m not talking of ‘classic’-things because I’m not old fashioned. I’m talking about functionality of something that is used hot and fast.

    sry alessandro. but you believe in uncertainty, you told us 😉

    questioner says:
  • ma il made in italy esiste ancora?

    Enry says:

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