dutch lab reveals architectural steampunk cold drip coffee machine dutch lab reveals architectural steampunk cold drip coffee machine
aug 06, 2014

dutch lab reveals architectural steampunk cold drip coffee machine

dutch lab reveals architectural steampunk cold drip coffee machine
all images courtesy of dutch lab

 

 

  

dutch labs ‘gothicism’ is an aesthetically intricate device that uses the cold drip method to produce cups of coffee. the project follows the steampunk theme seen throughout the studio’s previous creations, such as the original ‘steampunk’ and ‘eiffel’. each construct is built in korea from anodized aluminum components that have been laser cut to accommodate brass needle valves, borosilicate glass tubes, and 150-gram tanks. their development is led by a collection of industrial designers alongside a professional barista by the name of jae wong kwak.

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
the top of of the cornets are capped with dutch lab’s initial using a gothic typeface

 

 

 

the featured characteristic of this particular machine is its perpendicularity to the ground, which lets the warm brew naturally drop into canisters placed below. with the intent to exhibit this mechanism, the studio took action to convert the concept into a beautiful form of architecture. the resulting conglomeration of geometries share similar characteristics with gothic monuments seen throughout time. simplified representations of rose windows, medieval crockets, and pointed arcades are articulated by a layering of black surfaces linked by silver, golden, and translucent connections. when viewed from the top, the combined contours stand at a 120-degree angle and are secured on top of a triangular base. compared with 4-leg designs, its three supports provide a perfectly stabilized structure from which the flask of prepared coffee can be removed. the shape also maximizes its overall appearance when lined up next to its relatives with an elevated amount of ornamentation that has the ability to be disassembled into six pieces. this allows the patented tool to be easily carried, put away in storage, and sent out for shipping.

 

update: ‘gothicism’ was presented during dutch design week 2014, and is on show in the ‘sense/nonsense’ exhibition at van abbemuseum until november 9th, 2014.

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
bass needle valves and black aluminum create a contemporary color scheme

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
ground coffee is placed under the water dripper

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
the design has been displayed in many national and international exhibitions

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
‘gothicism’ within an exhibition for dutch labs

 


video courtesy of dutch labs

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
the family of creations

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
dutch lab’s ‘steampunk’

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
specially designed for the best quality cold drip coffee 

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
the coffee slowly dripping into the empty bottom flask

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
the designs makes them not only coffee machines, but also luxurious decorations

dutch lab gothicism steampunk coffee machine
dutch lab’s ‘eiffel’ in front of its ancestor

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • Beats Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhas everyday of the week

    Lightmaker says:
  • And just like Hadid and Koolhas, God forbid if you actually wanted it to make decent coffee.

    greg says:
  • Sic sic sic design, love it

    Shikkai says:

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