*Italian* - La Cupola Espresso Maker - Alessi Design

Alessi La Cupola Espresso Maker. For a strong coffee, please fill the filter with medium ground coffee and make a small cupola that slightly protrudes beyond the rim. Do not press down. For the best and strongest coffee, please heat at low heat for about 10 minutes, never allowing the coffee to boil. In Italy, they take their time as well. It's a morning ritual for every Italian. Never wash the Moka Alessi in the dishwasher or with detergents, just rinse it under tap water.

Braun BN0171 Watch Review

Braun BN0171 watch review. Lucia Fontana 08/04/2014 Reviews. Always wanted to have an all-black designer watch so I was finally happy to be given the opportunity to review this dream-come-true watch design by Braun.  We had a chance to review the new Braun BN0171 watch which is being rolled out in limited quantities for now through NOVA68.com. The BN0171 is perhaps the finest watch ever to be released by Braun with its attractive all-black casing and strap that are, for the first time in Braun's history, made of midnight black ceramic.  While we love the midnight black edition, a sleek stone grey version is also available.  Following the IF and Red dot awards of 2013, this unique watch was recognized once again – this time receiving four German Design Awards from a jury of leading international design experts in 2014. The Braun BN0171 is one of the larger watches from the collection, featuring a classic round 38mm face and for the first time a ceramic bracelet. Braun watches and clocks were awarded a total of four German Design Awards at the annual awards ceremony in Frankfurt on 7th February 2014. Available in black or stone grey, the watch has three hand quartz movement, a ceramic case and a yellow seconds ticker adding a touch of color to the simple face. We found the watch to be easy to wear and operate.  The watch has a reasonably slim case profile of 9.5mm compared to other Braun watches.  It also matched well with any style of outfit and could be worn comfortable during working hours or on weekends. More specifically, we like its price. The $599 watch you are looking at deliver as much if not more value than an all-black stainless steel rolex datejust and is definitely more attractive thanks to its refined German styling.

 The German Design Award which was given to these Braun watches is an international premium prize, which successfully enhances the standing of both designers and companies. Prizes are awarded to top quality products and projects from product and communication design, design personalities and newcomers, all of whom are —in their own way— pioneering in German and international design landscape. As an industry competition for the industry that highlights participants’ great design expertise, the German Design Award has an excellent public image. This is also down to the reputation of its organizer, the German Design Council, which has been representing and supporting the German design industry with its expertise in all questions relating to design for 60 years now. To win a German Design Award on the occasion of the anniversary of the German Design Council is especially significant – it stands for 60 years of design culture. Iconic German brand Braun returns with a collection of watches inspired by the classic designs of the original Braun design team. Now made under licence by British watch brand Zeon, the collection features a new range of products that pay homage to the work of industrial designers Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs, who together designed the famous AB series alarm clock. The Braun Watch Collection is available from NOVA68.


These hand-decorated little porcelain figures are very high quality porcelain and completely adorable. Can be combined with other Alessi Nativity items. This series of "Figure," figurines, purposeless objects or whatever you want to call them, are presented here for the first time. Their study has been going on since the 1990s but has been kept under lock and key until now. The goal is to compare the intriguing world of porcelain figures, particularly the refined production tradition of European manufacturers from the 18th century onwards, with our methods and with contemporary designers. Under the leadership of Laura Polinoro, this collection's top designers (the collection is destined to grow in several directions in the next few years) are Massimo Giacon and Miriam Mirri, two designers who have left their mark, along with a designer who is new to our catalogues: artist Marcello Jori.

Highly collectible, these nativity sets are released in limited quantities and are only available from October through December so make sure to order yours in advance.

Birillo Towel Stand by Alessi Stainless Steel

Design house NOVA68 presents the Alessi Birillo Towel Stand made in Italy. Featuring a stainless steel construction with a weighted base and a beautiful shelf, this free-standing towel rack is a perfect fit in both large- and smaller bathrooms. Designed to compliment the entire Birillo collection of bathroom accessories at NOVA68. Made and imported from Italy. Measures 37.25" H x 30" W. Free Shipping. This beautiful floor standing towel stand was created by star architect Piero Lissoni and is crafted from durable materials to please even the most discerning tastes. 

Modern Tempo Dish Drainer Rack by Alessi

Looking for a modern dish drying rack for your kichten? Don't miss out on this brand new product from NOVA68, sure to raise eyebrows and arouse questions when you have family and friends around. Stylish, neat, and you will be amazed how many dishes of all sizes it will hold. Neatly housing plates and all sorts of saucers and cup, this modern dish rack will really save you space in the kitchen. With a drip tray and detachable cutlery organizer, it holds up to 16 plates. Perhaps a tad expensive for a dish drainer, but worth it compared to whats out there at the moment.

How to get Rid of Garlic or Onion Smell on Hands

Looking to get rid of those onion odors on you hands after cooking?  New from NOVA68, this stylish garlic-shaped object rubs away food odors without the need for soap! While many chefs love to cook up a good meal with freshly minced onions, garlic or fish, very few appreciate the lingering scent on their hands. It seems like no matter how many times you wash your hands, the odor lingers. Luckily, their is an answer: the stainless steel soap bar rubs away persisting smells. Rubbing the bar removes any odor from your hands; great for use after working with onions, fish, or garlic. Part of the new kitchen gift ideas collection - designed by Frederic Gooris; Savon Du Chef is a hand odor remover that is designed to be fully functional but highly decorative. Guaranteed to be loved by anyone who loves design and kitchen gadgets. A must have for any cook, Savon Du Chef is presented in a classy Alessi box suitable for gift giving. Discover a unique range of stylish kitchen gadgets with free shipping from NOVA68. 

Pet & Dog Food Storage Container - Red or Black

From NOVA68 comes the new Alessi Lula Pet & Dog Food Storage Container - Red or Black with a whimsical little dog that rests atop an airtight thermoplastic seal and dishwasher safe jar. Alessi Lula Jar, Pet Food Container - Alessi AMMI21 in Red or Black. The Lula Dog Jar keeps dog food from getting soft in a stylish way. The jar can be matched with the popular Lula Dog Bowl which is also available in our online store. Features a red or blac lid with "Lula" the dog handle. The lid is made from thermoplastic resin and the container is made from glass. Easily holds the 3 lbs of dog food with a bit of room for scoops. 

Author: Lucia Fontana

Complete Oil and Vinegar Cruets, 5-Piece Set

The Trattore oil set from NOVA68 includes a stainless steel structure, two Etruscan green 250ml glass bottles, two stainless steel pourers and two stoneware bowls with lids. Andrea Branzi's oil set holds up to four small taster bottles (two are included), with optional compartments for other condiments like mustard and capers. the base of the set and the oil bottles' pouring caps are 18/10 stainless steel, with two central stoneware containers and two glass bottles approved by the consortium for the protection of Chianti Classico olive oil in Italy. This stunning centerpiece makes an excellent gift for the oil connoisseur or simply those wanting to explore the health and gastronomic benefits of this marvelous condiment. These Italian stylish glass oil and vinegar bottles with attractive design and stainless steel pourers make a great gift. Comes packaged in a nice Alessi box suitable for gift giving.

Dimensions: 11.5"w x 10.25"h x 2.75"d.
Oil containers hold 21.5 oz
Ceramic containers hold 12.25 oz total

Alessi ECCO Centerpiece Bowl for Serving Fruits

ECCO by Alessi, new in the fruit bowl range by the Italian design house comes this artistic fruit server with wonderful cut-outs in the shapes of lemons, grapes, apples, pears, cherries...and the ever-popular banana. Ecco! is produced in stainless steel, cut and open-worked by laser, then bent. The sides have been perforated with a lively decoration of stylized, fruit-shaped silhouettes. 

*Price* 1969 Panton Chair Replica

Panton Chair Replica in Polypropylene by Vitra; an economically priced alternative compared to the Vitra Classic Panton Chair which sells for plenty more. View Price: only $310.00. Serial production of the Panton Chair commenced in 1967. It was hailed as a sensation and received numerous prizes. One of the earliest models is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today the Panton Chair is regarded as a classic of modern furniture design. The original version of the chair in rigid polyurethane foam with a glossy lacquer finish is marketed under the name Panton Chair Classic.Verner Panton was one of the most influential figures in the development of design during the 1960s and 1970s. Along with his experimental approach to forms and colours, he was captivated by the potential of plastic, a novel material at the time. His aim was to create a comfortable chair made in one piece that could be used anywhere. After searching for a manufacturer for several years, Panton came into contact with Vitra in 1963. Together they developed the Panton Chair, which was first presented in 1967. 


Modern Designer Necklaces: Alessi Fiato Sul Collo

Modern Designer Necklace for Her.  New in the designer jewelry collection at NOVA68 is this elegant modernist necklace titled "Alessi Fiato Sul Collo" in stainless steel. A creation that blends art and jewelry design and creates an vivid display of shadow and light reflection. This necklace is comprised of squares that are blended together, combining fluid, interlocking forms that create an interesting play of light and shadow. Crafted from stainless steel that is polished to a mirror finish, the necklace is presented in a signature Alessi gift box which makes it perfect for gift giving. Necklace fits all with open back design

Lion Poster Print by Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari's Lion Print. Due to its majestic appearance and the fact that it is at the top of the food chain, the lion has been called the King of Beasts for centuries. A generously sized modern poster and iconic piece of pop art design, Enzo Mari's Lion Poster is a whimsical nature-inspired big poster to hang on your wall. Part of Serie della Natura 'Sette, il Leone' has become a beloved icon.


7 Lost Gems: Enzo Mari Prints for Sale

Enzo Mari prints were created by the Italian designer in the 1960s and 1970s. From legendary Italian design house NOVA68, the modern posters by designer Enzo Mari celebrate the wild in vivid, cheerful colors. Perhaps you are already familiar with the popular La Mela Red Apple Print. The collection has now been expanded with 7 previously lost gems from 1976 which were recently discovered in the Enzo Mari archives. These richly-colored prints will bring a smile to the faces of young and old. Their delightful design was conceived as part of Mari's "nature series", which he created as early as 1963. Enzo Mari is known as one of the most thoughtful design minds of the 20th century, having created puzzles and books in addition to these lovely, graphic prints. These individually silk-screened prints are generously sized for maximum impact which enhances their pop-art appeal. Prints come unframed and ship rolled. Each poster comes with two PVC bars for wall-mounting. Printed in Italy and available from NOVA68.

Turn Your Frog into a Prince: Enzo Mari Frog Poster

FROG YOUR MIND and the rest will follow... Enzo Mari Frog Poster Part of Serie della Natura 'Quattordici, La Rana' has become a beloved Italian POP-ART poster, without the Warhol price tag, originally designed in 1976. Also makes a great gift for people who are trying to scare away insects.

I am VIME by Alessi

VIME created by Italian kitchen accessory brand Alessi in Rattan is a new creation by the Campana bros.   CRAZY beautiful, this new centerpiece fruit bowl "Rocks the Casbah". The Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana transformed your basic fruit bowl into an artistic centerpiece with a unique rattan design... From NOVA68, the (oldest) modern design store in the USA with a fine nose for all things modern.

Our work is born from the handling of materials. Pieces begin to take shape when we start playing with materials; materials tell us the extent to which they can and want to be transformed. Our objects are born from this playful experience, from the bent shown by these materials. The Favela chair, for instance, expresses a carefree way of making a chair, from scraps of wood, without following any rules or adhering to a Cartesian plan. This is an evolution, but with a more mature and more objective vision of what we want, of a study, called the Mixed series, that began in 2000 and originated the Shark Chair (2000). Curiously, the liana, a natural fibre we use to make the TransPlastic series, grows on the trees of the Amazon forest, suffocating them and stunting their growth. The liana is an analogy of this particular line of work; the wicker starts to grow from the plastic, suffocating it and obtaining nourishment from it. We build casually; we like to play with chance, to dabble with deconstruction. But there is still a rational thought, a logical idea, behind it all. In one of our most recent projects, the TransPlastic series, we look into the nature of materials, marrying manmade elements with natural handcrafted ones: nature and plastic. - Fernando and Humberto Campana

Alessi Fior d'olio: Olive Oil Taster

Granted, you probably got a thousand olive oil pourers to choose from but none of them is as pretty as this Italian Alessi Design from NOVA68. Fior d'Olio Olive Oil Pourer by Alessi. "Fior d'olio" (from the Italian Oil Flower) is a cap with a pouring spout that fits into the neck of the bottle, allowing you to pour only as much as you need on your food (chefs also talk about "drizzling olive oil"), while controlling the oxidation process that begins as soon as the bottle is opened. The small glass container that houses it has a second function: to assist professional tasters to sample the oil according to the time-honored tradition. Designed in compliance with the regulations, it is large and tapers down towards the mouth of the glass so that the aroma of the oil wafts towards the taster's nose. The glass is colored so that the color of the contents does not influence the taster and is strongly suggestive of first press oil. Functional, simple and decorative for the table top or gift giving. 

Enzo Mari: Gorilla Poster

Gorilla.  From 1963 until 1976, Italian designer Enzo Mari created his iconic series; "Serie della Natura” for Edizione Danese Milano. With "Serie della Natura", Enzo Mari paid tribute to nature and sought to bring natural elements such as animals and flowers into the home. Although he has been compared to pop-art masters such as Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann; Enzo Mari's body of work is uniquely different. Each boldly colored Enzo Mari art work was silk-screened and printed on heavy-wove texilina paper (a blend of paper and fleece). Top text references the name of the designer, Enzo Mari, and the title of the work. "Quindici Il Gorilla" ships rolled in a super strong poster tube. Check our other Danese items. 

Buy PH 3 1/2 3 from Louis Poulsen

Rediscover the PH Lamp. New from Louis Poulsen is the PH Pendant PH 3 1/2 3 created by Poul Henningsen around 1929. Times change and colors change. Light has become an important part of interior design, and contemporary trends are therefore being reflected more and more in lighting. Louis Poulsen is now launching a completely new and different late 1920s color range for the design icon – matching contemporary hues and trends. 

 PH 3 1/2 - 3 is from 1929 and the special edition is made true to PH’s original drawings. For example, the metal sections are mounted in the original cast frame and likewise, the light housing has been reproduced down to the smallest detail, which means, for example, that the adjustment possibility of the height of the light source has been retained. Louis Poulsen has previously issued limited editions of PH's lights. All were remarkably well received, and often purchased as investments. 

Lights are made to be used. We know that the re launch of the PH 3 1/2 - 3 light is a dream come true for many PH collectors. At the same time, we are noticing a strong tendency to combine multiple periods in domestic design, with PH lights magnificently uniting classic and modern in this context.  {Image Credit: Stardust.com}

Arco Lamp - Floor lamp - Flos | For the Home

The Arco, a creation by Achille Castiglioni from 1962 for the Italian lighting manufacturer FLOS requires no introduction. Released a whopping 50 years ago; the Flos Arco Floor Lamp is a brilliant example of "lighting engineering" that has outlasted most other lights from that era.  Surprisingly though perhaps is the fact that the Arco looks like a product that was designed today; not a half-a-century ago.  Castiglioni's design proved to be so popular that the manufacturer could not keep up with demand when it was first introduced.  During the last years, the classic Arco, has suffered the infamous burden of countless imitators (a quick search on Google for "Arco Lamp Replica" or "Arco Lamp Reproduction" reveals "73,100 results" yet there is only one original; the Arco made by Italian manufacturer FLOS which is sold through a select group of licensed retailers such as Stardust in the US. The materials used in the production of the authentic Flos Arco Lamp have not changed since its launch 50 years ago. The price for the authorized Arco model is $2,950.00. {image credit Stardust.com} 

IPNOS Floor Lamp

FLOS Ipnos Floor Lamp created by Donald Judd Italian design duo Bianchi & Rossi for Flos illumination in the country that created La Grande Bellezza: Italy.  This luminous floor light, found at design purveyor Stardust, features a minimal framework of structural order balanced against the implied freedom of free-flowing open space in a similar manner to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe architecture. Featured at the Salone Del Mobile Euroluce 2013, Milan based duo Nicoletta Rossi & Guido Bianchi, marked their debut in the FLOS team by introducing Ipnos, a magic parallelepiped of pure light. Ipnos was designed in the unique shape of a hollow cuboid, from which light floats effortlessly between its metal frames, something only possible with LED technology. Weighing only 2 pounds, Ipnos is easily portable yet remains sturdy through wind and various weather elements. Nicoletta Rossi and Guido Bianchi are both Italian architects based in Milan and are teaming up with Italian lighting manufacturer FLOS for the first time on Ipnos. "We thought it would be interesting to use this innovative technology in the most understated manner, almost mysteriously," said Ms. Rossi and Mr. Bianchi in a recent interview, "a discreet presence bringing light in the least intrusive way." The LEDs are hidden within the top edges of the skeletal edging, protected by transparent PC diffusers, and can be dimmed or brightened by a switch on the power cord. The lamp is available in Black, Bronze, or Natural; all finishes are anodized. {Image Credit: Stardust.com}