7 November 2014
Ossidiana is the new coffee maker produced by Alessi and created by the Sicilian designer Mario Trimarchi. The object is inspired by traditional techniques of sculpting, in which a solid block is freed from its superfluous material to reveal hidden forms. Ossidiana celebrates the utensils of our ancestors: flint spearheads, tools and other necessary artifacts of everyday life, whose essence is infused with functionality. Made of polished aluminum, it echoes in the typical facets of the moka pot the motif of a knapped stone. Thanks to its ergonomic and practical form, it offers a solid grip when screwing the collecting chamber onto the base and when unscrewing it. The pommel made of aluminum coated with thermoplastic resin and located near the handle allows the coffee maker to be opened and closed easily, avoiding the risk of scalding. The lid is fitted with an internal tongue that concentrates the condensed liquid, channeling it into the collecting chamber. It is available in 1, 3 and 6 cup versions, and is sold in a hexagonal package also designed by Trimarchi.