laboratory espresso machine by david budzik and adi schlesinger
laboratory espresso machine by david budzik and adi schlesinger laboratory espresso machine by david budzik and adi schlesinger
jan 13, 2013

laboratory espresso machine by david budzik and adi schlesinger

‘laboratory espresso machine’ by david budzik and adi schlesinger



the ‘laboratory espresso machine’ conceived by israeli designers david budzik and adi schlesinger celebrates coffee with a scientific aesthetic.the machine was created to achieve perfect timing required for the production of a single portion of perfect espresso, bringing obtainable expert process to the average user. the device works with espresso capsules in order to allow use by beginners as well as the more experienced audience. the machine employs physics laws known a the ‘venturi effect’ and thermo dynamics, and the capsule punching mechanism is derived from the world of automatic weapons. the contraption is made from reinforced glass and polymers in conjunction with an aluminum frame structure and features a classic-style barometer.




images explaining the basic working principal and venturi effect and capsule punching mechanism



the machine is designed to be produced by laser cutting and bending




 the design is mobile, where all elements are built around 1 pole



(L) first test of transparent reinforced polymers (R) first test of black epoxy reinforced polymers



sketches informed by laboratory equipment





 sketches informed by pipe connections












  • When or where can I buy one?

    Tim Wiesner says:
  • Credit to the great industrial designer and the retired head of the industrial design department at HIT Mr. Ofer Zick,
    Thank you for the time and the smart remarks along this path that lead to this beautiful project.

    Adi Schlesinger says:
  • for sale or just a tease?

    robweeve says:
  • breaking bad?

    enis says:
  • The moment i saw it, I thought ” Breaking Bad”!
    I want one NOW!

    Coffee heaven says:
  • Will there be a ground coffee option? Pods are limiting, pre-ground and average-at-best. Also, the majority of pod users are put off by effort. This looks like it would be too much of an effort for pod-users. Almost like designing a convection oven and asking microwave dinner fans to use them in the oven.

    Zane says:
  • Designers are avaliable for contact at tha following Email addresses:
    Adi Schlesinger – [email protected]
    David Budzic – [email protected]

    Adi Schlesinger says:
  • Very smart feedback, C.H.
    i agree with your point of view, but i am not too sure whether this was intended for the majority.

    But yes, if we are going to celebrate coffee, especially the espresso, would have been a bit nicer with a build in grinder..


    engaro says:
  • The only thing I don’t see it the machine actually making espresso…

    Ricki says:
  • Amazing design! Great idea.

    Cristina says:
  • Looks amazing, I want it in my kitchen!

    Yula says:
  • how do you justify using laser cutting and bending ? By the looks of your model, you’d also have some sand casting, and some rotary machining as well… not to mention all the seals that may need to be molded.

    Personally, I’ve always found that Cona Cafetieres had that air of “science in the kitchen”… Yours is an interesting take on the matter.

    Romain says:
  • good 🙂 I luv it
    I want to see it on video

    x3x says:

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