Designed in 1945, this service was first produced in chrome-plated and silver-plated heavy brass, and later in stainless steel. “The Bombé service is very much a product of the postwar sociocultural climate, and as such it's a specific phenomenon of the design and customs that are associated with the first age of Italian design, with walnut furniture, the curves of the Vespa, the Isetta bubble car, the first Arflex armchairs, and the typewriters designed by Marcello Nizzoli for Olivetti. Seen through modern eyes, it also suggests pop art and there are clear references to a “rounded” morphological history of the coffee maker, from Christopher Dresser onwards.”
- 18/10 Stainless Steel Mirror Polished
- Length: 43 cm / 16.9 inch
- Width: 33.5 cm / 13.1 inch
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Alessi Bombe Oval Tray With Handles CA16 45 Designed by:
- Carlo Alessi , 1991
Italy, 1916 – 2009
“For us young people factories were more interesting than cinema because we could see them express our ideas..." - Carlo Alessi
Alessi originated from humble beginnings. Giovanni Alessi, Carlo’s father, founded Alessi in 1921. Giovanni was creating nickel, aluminum and silver-plated brass utensils and dishes in his workshop in the Italian Alps. Carlo, trained as an industrial designer, joined the business in the 1930s.
Carlo’s famous products include the Bombe teapot, the oil cruet and the Parmesan cheese dispenser. The Bombe service has become a collectable and is still the most popular tea and coffee set sold by Alessi. Carlo became General Manager in the 1950s and he began to form partnerships with external designers such as Luigi Massoni, and later with Richard Sapper, Achille Castiglioni and many other international design super stars.
Gradually Alessi moved to using stainless steel to produce its objects, making the transition from artisanal craftsmanship to mass production. Today Alessi is an international company that continues its tradition of promoting the very best design while forever reinventing itself.