“The name ‘Pulcina’ refers to the shape of its interior, the part on the inside that’s hidden from view. It’s plump, bulbous, has a stepped silhouette and a red handle. Not surprisingly, the spout recalls a beak. The water tank is spherical, narrowing towards
the top to create a compartment where the air is pressurised before the water begins to boil. It then passes through the filtre without changing the molecular structure of the coffee itself, producing a purer and more intense flavour. The stepped effect on
the exterior is the result of alternating the thickness of the walls to facilitate heating and cooling. The coffee that comes out is very good. Guaranteed by Alessi and Illy. It’s called Pulcina because I designed it in the Chioso where my private studio is located.
There, I work alone making my small sculptures and doing my little drawings. Originally, the Chioso was a large chicken coop with many hens, roosters and chicks. An epidemic in the year I was born caused them all to die, so in a sense, I can say that I was the only chick that survived.