A Moka at MUDEC

"Finally, it is probable or certain that there are better things than coffee, but in any case we like it and we love it for itself but also for history and tradition and habit"

Aldo Rossi said.

The coffee maker is the symbol par excellence of Italianness in the world.

Unmistakable the sound it emits when it produces the "nectar of the gods", as unmistakable is its perfume able to disperse in the air and immediately put you in a good mood as soon as you wake up. The mocha coffee maker has become part of the everyday ritual. An ally of students and workers, it is a machine that does not need instructions and no invitation to be part of everyday life.

At Mudec on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile, Alessi re-proposes a chronicle of the Moka by Richard Sapper who, with his "9090 espresso coffee maker", won the Compasso d'Oro in 1979 at the recent Moka designed by David Chipperfield which incorporates the shapes of the rectory Coffee maker designed by Bialetti in 1933, but with a simple and clean design. You can continue the experience by enjoying a good coffee in the Mokeria set up for the occasion at the entrance to the museum. A Bar with pop colors, yellow and blue, which refer to the sun and water, because it is precisely under the sun that the coffee matures and it is with water that it comes to life.

Didn't you feel like coffee?

- ANDREA DI CINZIO -

MUDEC Museum

Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milan

Exhibition "Moka Alessi. Design & Re-Design" open from 9 to 14 April 2019

Free ticket

Preparation of the Moka Alessi exhibition. Design & Re-Design © photo Andrea Di Cinzio

Moka designed by David Chipperfield © photo Andrea Di Cinzio

Giovanni Alessi © photo Andrea Di Cinzio

Study for espresso coffee maker - Andrea Branzi - Polystyrene prototype 1993 © photo Andrea Di Cinzio

Percolator - Aldo Rossi - 1980 Brass Prototype © photo Andrea Di Cinzio

Mokeria © photo Andrea Di Cinzio

Installation “A new Moka is blooming” © photo Andrea Di Cinzio

Mokeria © photo Andrea Di Cinzio