Espresso coffee maker in aluminium casting, handle and knob in PA. A revolutionary product that combines the technology developed by Illy with Alessi’s design experience. Illy has identified the ideal shape that the water boiler should take to produce the perfect coffee. Thanks to the internal shape of its special heater, Pulcina automatically stops filtering the coffee at the right moment. This interruption helps to eliminate the eruption phase, the final filtering stage that generates a burnt and bitter aftertaste, ensuring that only the finest qualities of the coffee are preserved and enhancing its full-bodied and rounded aroma.
Designer: Michele De Lucchi
Dimensions: H20cm x 15.2cm x Ø9.8cm
Alessi is an Italian design brand for homeware products. Alessi is regarded as a dream factory: it is where the ideas of some of the most creative minds in the world are transformed into products. Giovanni Alessi founded the company in Omega, Piemont in 1921. From a small metal goods manufacturer, Alessi developed into an internationally renowned design factory - yet has remained a family business. In 1979, Alberto Alessi invited the Italian design wizard Alessandro Mendini to join the team. The creative genius has been the design advisor of the company ever since, and directs its artistic course.