About the Designer
Richard Sapper Germany (1932 - )
Richard Sapper (born 1932 in Munich) is a German industrial designer. He received a Compasso d'Oro industrial design award in 1959. Sapper partnered with Italian designer Marco Zanuso and were hired in 1959 as consultants to Brionvega, an Italian company trying to produce stylish electronics that would compete with products manufactured in Japan and Germany. They designed a series of radios and televisions that became enduring icons of an aesthetic known as techno-functionalism. One of their more notable designs was the rounded, compact and portable Doney 14 (1962), the first television to feature completely transistorized construction. Using the aesthetic of sculptural minimalism, the pair designed the compact folding Grillo telephone for Siemens and Italtel in 1965. The Grillo was one of the first telephones to put the dial and the earpiece on the same unit, and today is a featured display at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
|Product Type: Stovetop espresso maker||Body Material: Metal|
|Cups or Mugs Included: Yes||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
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Extremely reliable machine
Cole Mars from Redmond WA
I had the 1 cup machine for about 15 years now and it's still looks and performs like new.
Good espresso, but too small
Xpres from buffalo, ny
Used daily for morning coffee â€” the espresso tastes great, better than my previous maker. Do carefully review the instructions. It is well made and attractive. The "innovative" design, where the handle swings up and then down to click over a metal latch, and there is no twisting to screw the top onto the base, is nice, but will leak if you use even just a bit too much espresso or water. It also tends to leak a few drips from the brass valve when pouring unless you really let all the water evaporate (but don't let it cook without water!). Note that the maker is small â€” 3 cups means three cups of espresso, and you really don't even get that. If you are looking to serve more than two people, get something else.