Collection by Alessi

Process: The 9090

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Richard Sapper's design of the 9090 isn't just the first espresso coffee maker in Alessi's history: it was also Alessi's first object for the kitchen after the 1930s, the first of Alessi's many Compasso d'Oro awards (1979), Alessi's first object to be inducted into the Permanent Design Collection at the New York MOMA. Of course it's the best-loved Alessi coffee maker, as well as Alessi's first "amphibious object", i.e. it is for kitchen use, but with its high design quality it can also be brought directly to the table.

The 9090 isn't just the first espresso coffee maker in Alessi's history: it was also Alessi's first object for the...
Richard Sapper...
9090 designed by Richard...
After the latching components of the boiler body are precisely aligned in a jig, a technician at Alessi spot-welds the...
Final assembly begins: Workers at the Alessi factory carefully tap the finished pieces of an upper container together.
Design is a process–these are models and prototypes that Sapper and Alessi used when developing the 9090.
The factory contains a wide array of hydraulic presses.
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