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Espresso by Design: The Creation of the Italian Coffee Machine

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMade in Italy
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking a Century of Italian Design
EditorsGrace Lees-Maffei, Kjetil Fallan
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
ISBN (Electronic)9780857853905
ISBN (Print)978-0-8578-5388-2, 978-0-8578-5389-9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


A history of the italian espresso machine exploring the ways in which technical innovations in coffee brewing, environmental function within the bar setting, and messages conveyed through aesthetic styling have impacted upon the design of the machines. Article focuses on developments between 1948 and 1962 - the critical years for the emergence of the modern espresso machine.

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