Is this an Atomic? well no. It's a newly designed stove top - inspired by the Atomic. For those who are not coffee and design addicts, the Atomic machine was a a design icon of the 1950's designed by Giordano Robbiati and produced in Italy from the 1940's through until 1984, when a fire reportedly closed the factory. The photo above is not one of the original, but a newly designed stovetop Otto coffee maker inspired by the Atomic. But wait there's more.
While I have known about this for a month or two, today, I find a report that a collaboration of two companies are producing La Sorrentina a 'premium reproduction' of the original. Which would you buy - the reproduction in original aluminium, or the new one in stainless steel? Would a price of AU$450 for the reproduction versus a rumoured AU$600 for the stainless steel Otto affect your choice?