Fifty years of activity and the 18th Compasso d’Oro award for the flip-up countertop cooktop. These are the prestigious credentials that distinguish Alpes as a leading manufacturer in the kitchen industry, founded and directed, with unwavering ethical passion and methodological severity, by entrepreneur and designer Nico Moretto.
For Nico Moretto, design is not a result that resolves into a shape, but a premise that is explicated within a precise working process that involves constant research and rigorous experimentation. The functionality of each component, the safety for everyday use, ergonomics, the durability of the materials, the flexibility of the destinations, energy savings and respect for the environment are the guidelines behind each project and the substance of each Alpes product, which are ensured by the use of a single superior quality material: 19/10 nickel-chrome stainless steel, an absolute guarantee of hygiene and durability.
XLVI Operai del Vapore
Thinking for an eternal experience.
XLVI Operai del vapore is a creative box of innovation.
Meticulous precision of manufacturing and processing are what allows to make perfect customized coffee machines. XLVI is a handicraft laboratory who works in the coffee world.
The scope is to innovate, build, develop and make unique instruments for the baristas. The driving idea is to transform usual objects designed and manufactured to perfection into instruments who in expert hands will help to give a soul to the work of the creative barman. The consistency of material part, the union of the components and the creativity of design are combined to obtain highly durable coffee machines. Steel, copper, brass: nowadays often replaced by plastic materials , which otherwise remain for XLVI reference to work on, a starting point.
You can instantly feel the machinery robustness.
Simplicity and easiness of use are the basis of their projects.