This post is about thinking outside the box, and here is the perfect example for that brought to us by Shmuel Linsi.
Concrete, ideal for building homes and roads but what will happen if we try to use it for designing small items? This is a tough question to answer, but apparently we can take Shmuel Linski’s help on this because -he designed one. Linski is a student at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and he is about to graduate next year .
Shmuel Linski’s ‘Espresso Solo’ flies right in the face of product designers who associate design aesthetics with the utilization of materials that lends a smooth soft appearance. Linski: “The design process began in choosing the material: I chose 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”.
Willing to experiment with a variety of material combinations, this designer has crafted an espresso machine from concrete. Espresso Solo was specifically designed for Lavazza. The combination sets a wonderful contrast between the roughness of concrete and the clean lines of the metal parts. Shmuel has kept the project simple, the machine makes only espresso: short and long. A chamber for the beans and an outlet for water are all that it features. No fuss, just solid love for caffeine and irresistible forms.