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Espressway To My Skull

Yes folks, I do love a good cup of coffee ... I'll say that again "I do love a GOOD cup of coffee"

My fascination with mid-century industrial design dovetails nicely into that obsession with crema. The same gleaming metals and lacquers that I love on a fine guitar found their way into dressing up the mysterious inner workings of that astonishing post-war Italian device - the espresso machine.



Many of my current fascinations are fueled by images of these machines.

The contrast between materials - chrome, moulded resins and plastics, aluminium with textured, machined surfaces, back-printed plastic and glass sheet, logos floating above fields of lacquered metal etc etc

Each machine betrays it's designer's thought process - whether to allow form to follow function or to drape functional parts in sparkling science-fiction materials.

Cheers, AP

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