Espresso Solo is the conceptual product made from a concrete case and metal working parts. The interesting concrete espresso machine makes two kinds of espresso: short and long. The other object created by the same Israeli product designer Shmuel Linski – Exposed – is a set of concrete strange-sounding speakers that slightly distort the sound due to the choice of material. But this is solved by the designer’s “Horn speaker technology“. Choosing to expose concrete in an interior world where this material is hidden by other decorative elements was a bold move. “The design process begun in choosing the material: I choose concrete. I had a vision: concrete in the kitchen, not only as a wall or decorative part, I wanted it to be a desirable consumer product. The contrast between the roughness, massiveness and hardness of the concrete and the fine metal parts, which are dealing with the coffee preparation process, was very challenging and interesting for me“, says the designer.
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