Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso

February 24 - June 9, 2019

Mirage Triplette, Kees van der Westen, 2001

Mirage Triplette, Kees van der Westen, 2001

Passione Italiana: The Art of Italian Espresso will appeal to design lovers and coffee enthusiasts. This journey in time begins in Italy in the mid-20th century traces changes in industrial design and technology across the decades.

The exhibition will explore machines used in cafe settings, as well as those used in the home, and will document the influence of designers such as Aldo Rossi and Massimiliano Fuksas on the design of espresso makers.


Featured designers, manufacturers, and coffee companies include:

  • Aldo Rossi

  • Alessi

  • Alessandro Mendini

  • Alessandro Zambelli

  • Andreas Seegatz-Stars Milano

  • Angeletti Ruzza

  • Andrew Smith and Per Selvaag

  • Bialetti

  • Bilge Nur Saltik

  • Bugatti

  • Bruno Munari and Enzo Mari

  • Carlo Colombo

  • Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri

  • Dominique Perrault

  • Elektra

  • Aldo Cibic

  • Faema

  • Gaggia

  • Gio Ponti

  • Giorgetto Giugiaro

  • Giulio Iacchetti

  • Guzzini

  • Illycaffè

  • Jean Nouvel

  • Julian Lechner

  • Kartell

  • Kees van der Westen

  • KindustrieLara Caffi

  • La Pavoni

  • Lavazza

  • Luca Trazzi

  • Marcello Morandini

  • Marco Zanuso

  • Mario Trimarchi

  • Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Mandrelli

  • Matteo Thun

  • Michele De Lucchi

  • Officina Rancilio

  • Paola C.

  • Patricia Urquiola

  • Patrick Hunt

  • Piero Lissoni

  • Rami Tareef

  • Richard Sapper

  • Riccardo Dalisi

  • Seletti

  • Toyo Ito

  • Ugo La Pietra

  • Universal

  • Viceversa

  • Victoria Arduino

  • Wacaco Nanopresso

Exhibition Curator & Exhibition Development

Concept and production by CUBE DESIGN MUSEUM in co-operation with IMF Foundation.

Exhibition It features objects on loan from the the Alessi Museum, and the private collections of Enrico Maltoni, Franco Balzarotti, Kent Bakke, and Alessio Sarri.

 

This Exhibition Presented with the Support of: