Good Morning moka pot and Tuamotu hob
by Anderssen & Voll


Product news: Oslo designers Andersson & Voll paired a bright yellow moka pot with a cooking hob sculpted from a slab of marble for an exhibition of Norwegian design at the Design Tide Tokyo trade fair this weekend.

Good Morning and Tuamotu by Anderssen & Voll

The Good Morning moka pot updates the classic tiered coffee maker with reference to traditional Japanese teapots, designer Espen Voll of Andersson & Voll explained to Dezeen.

Good Morning and Tuamotu by Anderssen & Voll

"Water and ground coffee beans rise from the basic solid of the cylinder and transform into coffee in the more carefully shaped top part. The materiality is refined in a similar way, going from crude aluminum to enamel and polished wood," he said.

Good Morning and Tuamotu by Anderssen & Voll

The Tuamotu cooking hob is set in a solid marble base "to emphasise the sculptural qualities of the object," the designers said.

Good Morning and Tuamotu by Anderssen & Voll

The objects were shown at Design Tide Tokyo from 31 October to 4 November as part of Food Work, a collection of objects for cooking and eating produced by eight Norwegian designers.

Good Morning and Tuamotu by Anderssen & Voll

Other unusual coffee makers we've featured include an espresso machine made out of concrete and a kettle that uses a light bulb to heat water.

Good Morning and Tuamotu by Anderssen & Voll

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Here's some more information from the designers:

Food Work - 8 Norwegian designers on objects of culinary experience.

FoodWork is an independent project initiated by 8 Norwegian designers to be shown at Tokyo Design Tide 2012.

As the title indicates, the topic of the project is food: storage, preparation, presentation, and eating. These objects spring out of simple and ordinary, yet essential and vital, actions that tie people together across cultural differences. The objects are designed for everyday situations in Norway – they are Norwegian. However, we have been inspired by Japanese culture – or rather, by our particular understanding of Japanese culture. In other words: we have attempted to make Norwegian objects that could also be relevant to Japanese living. Our goal is to draw inspiration and knowledge from how our work is experienced in Tokyo.

Tuamotu cooking top

Tuamotu cooking top. The small gas top is your atoll of gastronomic cooking pleasures. The solid marble base and cast iron details are elements of a rustic and contemporary attitude. These are classic and basic materials adjusted to a personalised and compact way of living. Everyday luxury with high quality materials and a timeless expression.

Good Morning coffee pot

A morning without coffee is like sleep. A good morning is fuelling up with your own, home-brewed espresso. This is our dream pot: a hybrid of the classic Italian pots, traditional Japanese handicraft, and Norwegian cravings for extra strong coffee. The pot is made in aluminium, with a walnut handle. The way the pot is divided tells the story of the transition from the crude to the refined – from beans and water to pure pleasure.

  • Munchman

    Want this so badly. So beautiful.

  • Ale

    Really? Yet more pointless design for the sake of design. This product offers no benefit over the humble espresso pot. It’s the same product with a slightly different form. I have only ever owned one Bialetti espresso pot and it has never failed me. Depicting it grubby and dirty does not make this product any better. Really fed up with this kind of design.

    • Dom

      Well, I think that aside from design’s role to better the lives of people, it should also serve to amuse and delight. I know this pot and hob are hardly going to solve world hunger, but they are undeniably aesthetically pleasing objects.

    • dan

      Why are you so frustrated? Get a life. As if a beautiful design isn’t enough benefit.

    • seb

      I’m using a Bialetti every morning. This design fixes the one issue that drives me crazy: the burning handle.

    • Jake D

      Wrong, completely wrong. I’m baffled as to why more designers haven’t strived to fix the most basic and obvious problem with the Bialetti, as this solution has successfully fixed: the handle.

      The plastic handle on Bialettis and most moka pot-style coffee makers sits right next to the aluminium body that sits above fire. I can personally attest to the overheating of this plastic handle, which results in an uncomfortable touch at best, and actual melting at worst.

      The horizontal handle on Anderssen & Voll’s pot solves this problem.

  • amsam

    Pretty but looks tippy. I’m already visualizing trying to wipe the wet coffee grounds out of the crevasses in the hob after I knock over the pot by looking at it too hard.