This week the Design Icon is a special one. 
I am Italian, so this is an icon on its own. 
In an age when Nespresso is considered as the reference for coffee, 
let's go back to good coffee as Italians do it :-)
Blueprints from the London Design Museum + scandinavian dekoremodelista + "L'omino con i baffi", the bialetti mascot
Designed in 1933, the "caffettiera" has been a style icon since the 1950s. 
It is an essential and fashionable part of almost every Italian kitchen.
Many variations of the Moka have been developed, but the Moka Express is a time-honoured classic.
 Its clean classic design with the symmetrical eight-faceted metallic body 
is easily recognizable and it had the same design for over 70 years 
(unusual in a world of constantly changing products). 
 sebastian watersa merry mishap + expensive life
pinterest + ikea family livenick and max
Last but not least, Alfonso Bialetti is the grandfather of Alberto Alessi, 
the founder of the famous Italian design house (an upcoming Design Icon for sure).

Buon caffé a tutti e buona giornata