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Alessi 9090: Package

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After more than 100 steps, the completed parts are ready for packaging. Workers assemble the upper container, filter funnel, gasket, and boiler in much the same way that the eventual user will put them together at home. The product is placed in a printed cardboard box with a pamphlet about its provenance and its maintenance: The 9090 gets its name as the first product in “Program 9,” Alessi’s historic foray into the field of cookware. Leaving the pot on heat with no water will cause irreparable damage, and it need not be washed with dish soap.

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  Final assembly begins: Workers at the Alessi factory carefully tap the finished pieces of an upper container together.
    Final assembly begins: Workers at the Alessi factory carefully tap the finished pieces of an upper container together.
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  A technician hand-assembles the final product. After a month of pressing, welding, sandblasting, polishing, and buffing, a few sheets of stainless steel are now the 9090.
    A technician hand-assembles the final product. After a month of pressing, welding, sandblasting, polishing, and buffing, a few sheets of stainless steel are now the 9090.

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