continuing to embody the ethos of the italian brand’s innovation and aesthetics, illy announces an anniversary edition of the renowned ‘X1’ espresso machine. since its beginnings in 1996, the luca trazzi-designed machine has undertaken an evolution in form and functionality. this specifically relates to its new curved lines, as well as its new cup rest that adjusts to varying heights.


the anniversary edition will be available in three options; stainless steel, matte black, and red
all images and video courtesy of illy

 

 

just like illy‘s original ‘X1’ espresso machine, its functions surround a round black thermometer gauge with white lettering. this ensures luca trazzi‘s design stays as true to its predecessor as possible. with a wealth of major functional updates, the coffee machine now has the ability to brew a cup of drip coffee in addition to espresso, and also includes a steam wand for frothing milk, an automatic flow stop, a memory function for cup volume, and an automatic descaling program.


the update features a continuation of its renowned curved form

 


luca trazzi designed the original machine in 1996

 


the illy ‘X1’ now has the ability to brew a cup of drip coffee in addition to espresso

 


at its front and center, a round black thermometer gauge remains its the focal point

 

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