For Coffee lovers who take their brew very seriously, an espresso machine that looks like it was crafted from a block of poured concrete might just fit the bill. Concrete is a fundamental building material, and favored in contemporary home design for the purity of its functionality. Why not make an espresso machine from the same fundamental building material?
Studio Montag‘s Anza Espresso Machine delivers just that, and in so doing makes a bold statement in any kitchen. The ultra-industrial aesthetic is the brainchild of Montaag Designers in Berkeley, California.
The concrete used in the appliance is gently balanced by old-fashioned white porcelain knob and handle, and brushed brass accents, tossing a dash of the antique into the style. The coffee produced is just as complex as the exterior look, promising a distinctive flavor profile thanks to unique features like digital connectivity and remote access.
While concrete might not be the go-to material for appliances, it stands out as an espresso machine and a sculptural piece. For those uninterested in the bold contrete look, though, Anza is also available with a more delicate, white corian exterior. It’s not as comment-stimulating, but it’s very attractive in its own right, with antiqued brass knob, and oak tray and handle. The units are produced to order, though, so a custom look is possible.
After four years of testing and development, the new espresso machine is already garnering significant interest. Anza is available to fund on Kickstarter this month.