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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano.The giant steel moka pot stands on the roof of the CSIA art school. Sculpture, building, birds and contrails. The moka pot is a stove-top or electric coffee maker that brews coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee. Named after the Yemeni city of Mocha, it was invented by an Italian engineer named Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and quickly became one of the staples of Italian culture. Bialetti Industries continues to produce the same model under the name "Moka Express". Spreading from Italy, the moka pot is today most commonly used in Europe and in Latin America. It has become an iconic design, displayed in modern industrial art and design museums The original design and many current models are made from aluminium with Bakelite handles. The School Center for the Artistic Industries (CSIA) trains professionals in the applied arts sector in the sections of the School of Applied Arts (SAA) and in the Professional Artisan and Industrial School (SPAI). It is the seat of the Cantonal School of Art (SCA) and of the Specialized School of Applied Art. CSIA is a professional teaching institution in the Canton of Ticino. 11.01.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef