Presso, a hand-operated home espresso machine designed and produced by Therefore, hits stores next month. It operates by pressing pre-boiled hot water through the coffee grounds using lever arms. Therefore creative director and Presso designer Patrick Hunt says there is a gap in the market for a ‘low cost, simple-to-use’ espresso machine. ‘Regular stove-top coffee pots operate at too low a pressure and scald the coffee with boiling water,’ he says. Therefore has set up a limited company to bring the product to market.
WPP reports a faster-than-expected recovery in its half-year results, with branding consultancies among those capitalising on a shift towards digital media and ecommerce.
Everything from climate change to growing inequality is affecting the way homes need to be conceived and designers are rising to these new challenges.
London’s Old War Office has been reimagined as a high-end destination, with period-inspired branding from design consultancy Greenspace.
Design studio Blond has crafted the latest addition to the refillable deodorant landscape, which forms a patina over time.