Kiki coffee maker

Client: WMF/Alfi

Year: 1999

Kiki coffee maker
Kiki coffee maker
Kiki coffee maker
Kiki coffee maker
Kiki coffee maker detail

The client requested an unusual aesthetic in order to differentiate this product from the wide range of cast aluminum coffee machines then available on the market and launch the new collection 21. The shape was inspired by the famous picture “Kiki” by Man Ray and finally I added a colour finishing to give more strength to the project. The high price, the scarce visibility reached by the collection moved the product from 21 to Alfi (just bought by WMF), hoping in better sales. Despite its quality (made in Italy in the area of Orta Lake, the same of Bialetti and Alessi, for instance) and design, this coffe maker never achieved the expected results. Out of production.