DESIGN ICON /BIALETTI

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
 







11 comments :

  1. Very good pictures. We (Marie Claire Maison) love it. Vintage and chic forever. Molto Bene!

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    1. Un grand merci à vous ... ça fait bien plaisir de voir que la rédaction de mon magazine fétiche a regardé (et apprécié) mon blog :-) merci merci merci et à très bientôt!

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  2. Fuentes de la Vega28 March 2013 at 09:24

    Très beau post. Les machines à café Bialetti restent la bonne solution, écologique de surcroit, pour faire du café à la maison.

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    1. Merci Fuentes. Je suis bien d'accord avec toi notamment sur le coté écologique :-) Bonne journée à toi et à très bientôt

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  3. Wow, I didn't know he was Alessi's grandfather, although it doesn't come as a surprise - the design genes in that family is clear. Love that image with the flower pots too.

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend. xx

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    1. Isn't it amazing? Bialetti and Alessi together ... I admit I found it out by chance and I was happy as a researcher finding the missing document at the National Archives ;-) The yellow kitchen comes from a house in Italy, I will send you the link for the house (I saw it ages ago but I guess I can find it again ;-) Have a Happy Easter week-end as well xxx

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  4. Well look at my blog name - that's where I got the second part from. I think it's an all time classic and I love the name, the way it sounds, the way it looks and the taste, of course! Happy easter!

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  5. Ode al caffè.

    What a great post: love the pictures you selected! There's something about Bialetti Moka that talks about mothers, homes, eyes that can hardly open and a warm hug that used to welcome me in a new day. I miss Italy! ;)

    Elena x

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    1. Grazie mille Elena! This was one of the post when you get to the end and you say to yourself "wow, I am proud of you" ;-) I hope to get back to this kind of posts as soon as this hectic period is over! I miss Italy too (and that's why I thought about this post ;-)

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  6. En dépit de ce que promeut le beau Georges what else, il caffè fa con la moka è migliore dell' espresso.

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  7. je ne peux que convenir avec toi ;-) On continue de suivre "le beau Georges" pour ces film, mais côté goût on n'y est pas encore (et pourtant il est sorti avec une italienne pour pas mal de temps ;-)

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