High fashion hot plate

Kalura hot plate adds a hint of style to your table while keeping your food piping hot


At the root of every beautiful design is an artist who knows a little bit about camouflage. When I look at gadgets like this stunning Kalura hot plate, I'm reminded that, no matter how simple its intended use, every contraption deserves to be pretty.

The electric hot plate was designed by Meda Alberto with help from Gozzi Alberto. Meda, who studied mechanical engineering at Milan Polytechnic in the 1960s, began studying new materials in more recent decades as a way to apply his knowledge of polyurethane resins. He's won two Compasso d'Oro awards, prestigious industrial design honors given to products made in Italy. Gozzi Alberto has experience in hospitality, has written and contributed to several books on cooking and cuisine techniques, and teaches courses in tourism and hotel studies. He also works as a lecturer and catering consultant.

It's no surprise that this duo came up with the Kalura hot plate, which combines the modern polyurethane thermoplastic resin material with impeccable style.

The Kalura hot plate is found at Alessi, a store dedicated to high-end kitchen accessories.