I've seen quite a few different kinds of espresso machines, from the very expensive to the manual kind, including vacuum coffee makers. But this is the first that I've come across one that's made out of wood. It's a refreshing change from espresso machines that are mostly made out of metal.
This espresso machine was designed by Øystein Helle Husby from Norway. Husby wanted to give coffee a Nordic spin, as coffee has been influenced mostly by Italian machines and designs. The Norwegian approach to coffee includes a lot of wood and a pleasing shape. The end result is a really unique product that distinguishes itself from all of the other espresso makers.
For now, this machine is but a concept but it's possible that it will be made, since it looks quite fetching. I'd like to know a little bit more about it, though, like what kind of wood it is and how the wood is harvested. I'm not sure how many bars of pressure could be gotten from an espresso machine completely made out of wood, but all in all from an aesthetic standpoint, I would appreciate something like this in my kitchen.
(via Moco Loco, photos by Øystein Helle Husby)