La Conica 6-Cup Espresso Maker


Designer Aldo Rossi
Material Mirror Polished 18/10 Stainless Steel, Copper Bottom
Country Italy
Date 1980–1983
Manufacturer Alessi
Designed by Aldo Rossi (Italian, 1931–1997) between 1980 and 1983, La Conica shares the cone shape of Il Conico Water Kettle. La Conica Espresso Maker started the "Tea & Coffee Piazza" project, an evolution of tea/coffee making. It was also Rossi's first mass-produced design and immediately became Alessi's leading product, as well as an iconic design in the 1980s.

The element of cones is a constant presence in Rossi's architectural creation.