The 9090 manico forato Espresso maker version of the iconic 9090 coffee maker pays tribute to the genius of its creator, Richard Sapper, by presenting itself to the public with a handle he designed and which has never been produced before. The perforated handle, to increase heat dispersion, is a detail that is as functional as it is aesthetically expressive. The colour red/orange was used by Richard Sapper to emphasis the mobile and intersecting elements of his designs; just like this particular handle which, in its movement, comprises an innovative closing system.
9090 is the first espresso coffee maker in Alessi’s history, but also the first of several Compasso d’Oro awards and the first Alessi item exhibited at the MOMA in New York. “I wanted to give this machinery the features that others do not have.” With these words Richard Sapper described the idea from which he started.
9090 is original not only for its special shape but also for some functional innovations such as the enlarged base that allows to maximize heat, the anti-drip spout and the lever lock that allow one to open the coffee pot with a simple gesture of the hand.
Designed by Richard Sapper.
Dimensions: ø11 cm, H 17,5 cm
Capacity: 150 ml / 3 cups
Material: 18/10 Stainless steel
Magnetic steel bottom suitable for induction cooking.
Warning: Verify that your induction hob is able to switch on when an item with a diameter of at last 90 mm is placed on it.
Richard Sapper was born in 1932 in Munich. In the early 1960s, he began to collaborate with the Italian architect Marco Zanuso, together they acted as design consultants for Brionvega for which they developed a series of televisions and radios. His clients include Alessi. Throughout his career, Sapper has remained keenly involved in academia, teaching at many universities. He has received numerous awards for his products, and his designs are represented in the permanent collections of many museums internationally. In 2012, Sapper received the Merit Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. He died on 31 December 2015.