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Design model

  • Place of origin:

    Turin, Italy (Made)

  • Date:

    About 1994 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spagnolo, Pino (Designed)
    Guarneri, Frederico (Made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, epo-wood and perspex

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer, Pino Spagnolo.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library, room 76, case 16

This object is a preliminary, full-scale design model for a coffee percolator by Pino Spagnolo and made by Frederico Guarneri. The model is the first of two and the curved handle of the coffee percolator has not yet materialised nor have the grooves around the base. The second model in the design process is E.697.1-4-1997. This model is for a percolator with a metal base which heats up on a stove.

Physical description

Preliminary design model for the coffee percolator with straight handle, full scale.
[Container] Cylindrical, yellowish perspex container with percolator tube up its centre
[Spout] Tiny wooden spout.
[Lid] Circular, wooden lid with 'U'-shaped groove into which the handle fits.
[Handle] Straight, wooden handle.

Place of Origin

Turin, Italy (Made)


About 1994 (Made)


Spagnolo, Pino (Designed)
Guarneri, Frederico (Made)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, epo-wood and perspex


Height: 24 cm, Diameter: 11 cm Base
[Container] Height: 11.6 cm
[Spout] Height: 2.3 cm
[Lid] Diameter: 9 cm
[Handle] Height: 13 cm

Object history note

Given by the designer, Pino Spagnolo.

Descriptive line

Design model for the Biesse coffee pot designed by Pino Spagnolo and made by Frederico Guarneri.

Production Note

Attribution note: Frederico Guarneri, Head of Tecnema, a company associated with Pino Spagnolo Designs Snc, Via Gruguasco 14, Beinasco, Turin, Italy, made models of Spagnolo's designs for the Biesse coffee pot.


Wood; Perspex; Epo-wood


Turning; Modelmaking; Cutting (perspex)

Subjects depicted

Design model


Designs; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Drinking

Production Type


Collection code


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