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