coffee machines

Aldo Rossi’s brevitas in “La Conica” and “Il Conico”

The “La Conica” coffee maker and “Il Conico” kettle are two “mini architectures” created in 1984 by Aldo Rossi (Milan, 1931-1997) for the Piedmontese...

Gio Ponti’s “La Cornuta”: Cold War, hot coffee

Gio Ponti designed the famous coffee maker La Cornuta for Pavoni in 1948. It is a metal sculpture with a sinuous, complex profile: the architect...

The winning beauty of the La Pavoni “Concorso”

The La Pavoni “Concorso” was named after its victory at a 1956 coffee machine “beauty contest” (‘concorso’ in Italian) organized by some of that...

The “Baby Express” coffee maker

The “Baby Express” is an electric coffee maker with a nickel-plated brass body, operating on steam pressure. It was manufactured between 1930 and 1940...

The Atomic coffee maker

The Atomic coffee maker is a percolator machine, patented by Milan-born designer Giordano Robbiati in 1946 – when Italian design was set to conquer...

The Coffee Machine Museum

The Coffee Machine Museum – or Mumac, which stands for “Museo della Macchina per Caffè” – opened in 2012 in Binasco (Milan), on the...

WEEKLY POSTCARD

Most Read

The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...