Modern Java: The Art of Beautiful Coffee Machines

Modern Java: The Art of Beautiful Coffee Machines

Joel Pirela
Aug 23, 2010

With some "grey" appliances that we use everyday, we don't really pay all too much attention to how they look, as long as they perform their task with no problem. But sometimes (and usually after a renovation) we want to replace an everyday appliance with something that exhibits more than everyday industrial design.

While some below are concepts, others are available for immediate purchase.

Industrial design student Richard Wilson of the University of Leeds has transformed the ubiquitous Braun Aromaster KF20 with a captivating sci-fi style. No longer a coffee pot so unobtrusively formed that it stands to be ignored, this version surely looks like the part.

Industrial Facility in the UK, designed this beauty for Muji. The cylindrical design was achieved by wrapping the water reservoir around the filter. A non-directional design ensures that it will look good from all sides. The coffee maker features a vacuum stainless steel pot with five cup capacity. Sadly, this looks to be a Japan-only model (alongside a larger capacity model shown above), so hopefully you've got a good pen pal abroad.

And then, the all time favorite, studioMOM created this masterpiece from stainless steel and architectural shapes.

Coffee, to some, is a daily requirement. May at least make it with a beautiful machine.

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