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Art gallerist Massimo Minini explores the concept of art, conceived as the contamination amongst people, objects and art pieces that trigger the birth of sculptures and designs by the great aesthetic function. And whether you find them in a gallery or within the collection of a design factory like Alessi, they all share a reluctance to be considered as mere objects, addressing a public who expects nothing but to see them for what they really are: the result of an incessant search for functional aesthetic.

“Let us not overlook the analogies between the form and its name. This will enable us to construct various combinations, the easiest but not the most obvious of which is that between 'la conica' and ‘laconic'. It remains, however, for the reader to broaden this research.''
Aldo Rossi


La conica manico lungo

Design Aldo Rossi

The essential design, the elegant elongated handle, transforms a simple tool for preparing coffee into a timeless icon.


9090 manico forato

Design Richard Sapper

Awarded the Compasso d’Oro and present in the most important design museums, a great classic in an unrealised version.