Moka 6 Cup
Moka 6 cup
Stovetop Espresso Maker
Alessandro Mendini for Alessi 2011
[H 20.6cm x Ø 10.4cm]
The Moka Alessi coffee maker, created by Alessandro Mendini, has a round shape that expresses its relationship with the traditional moka. An espresso coffee maker in aluminium casting with an ergonomic handle and thermoplastic resin knob. A real and proper eulogy to the daily coffee rite.
Moka Alessi was created out of the desire to pay homage to the classic moka designed in the 1930s and that has become a popular item over the years. Alessandro Mendini accepted the challenge of re-interpreting this cult object in a contemporary way. Moka Alessi has a formal character that can be immediately recognized, a round-shaped coffee pot that makes the vertical conicality of traditional moka sinuous. For every else, Mendini respected the details of traditional moka, trying to improve its technical aspects, for example by increasing the thickness of aluminium and optimizing the capacity of the boiler. Moka Alessi contributes to the emergence of a new, intimate and homely ritual.