The 9090 is the first espresso maker in Alessi's history, but it is also the first of many Compasso d'Oro awards and the first Alessi object to be exhibited at MOMA in New York.
"I wanted to give this coffee maker some benefits that others don't have". With these words Richard Sapper described the idea behind the design.
The 9090 is original not only for its particular truncated cone shape, but also for some functional innovations, such as the wider base that allows the heat to be exploited to the fullest, the drip-free spout and the lever closure that allows the coffee maker to be opened with a simple hand gesture. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Capacity : 50 cl
Diameter : 14,5 cm
Height : 23 cm
Net weight : 1,44 kg
Composition : 18/10 stainless steel.
Magnetic steel bottom compatible with induction cooking :
Born in 1921, Alessi has gradually evolved to become a leading figure of the Italian design factories, mediating between the most interesting expressions of international creativity and the public, the society, the market. Its mission is to translate these creative expressions into real objects, in order to feed the dreams and imagination of the public.
Designer: Richard Sapper
He was born in 1932 in Munich. In 1958 he moved to Milan, where he first worked with Gio Ponti and for Rinascente, then joined Marco Zanuso's firm, with whom he designed many famous objects, including Brionvega radios and televisions, the Grillo telephone and Kartell children's chairs. A designer who knows how to combine poetry and humor with mathematical precision, he has lived and worked in Italy since the 1950s and should therefore be considered an integral part of Italian design history. He has received ten Compasso d'Oro awards. His main interest is in the design of technically complex objects, from boats to watches.