The History of the Iconic Moka Pot

The single-serve espresso machine first appeared in Italy in 1901. More than 30 years later, Alfonso Bialetti popularized an even more democratic coffee maker for home use: the Moka Express. This version (now patented) became an iconic symbol of Italian coffee culture—simple yet dignified. The historically significant eight-sided machine helped to make at-home coffee brewing possible at a much larger scale. Today, the Moka Express …

Milan Design Week 2019: Items Available Now

Decor and design objects that will enhance the home

Amidst debuts that aim to enrich the city of Milan and others set to inspire a global design audience, the week surrounding Salone del Mobile is also filled with products that people can buy to enhance their home. This meant 2019’s Milan Design Week featured destinations like the inaugural Gucci Decor pop-up shop and a Marimekko shoppable home inside a second-floor loft, accessible by a …

Marcel Wanders Designs Home Fragrance Objects + Signature Scents For Alessi

A new category for the renowned Italian firm begins with five collaborative aromas

In the midst of Milan Design Week, Italy’s charming, prestigious design house Alessi unveiled the unexpected: a line of home fragrances with objects to match. They are far from the first design brand to enter this sensory sector, but rarely have others approached it in this manner. “We think that fragrance is part of interior design. It becomes part of the experience of the home,” …