Something's Collar set encourages users to brew their own coffee

Italian design studio Something has created a coffee set for Danish brand Stelton that aims to reintroduce caffeine lovers to the brewing process.

The Collar collection features a coffee grinder, sugar bowl, milk jug and espresso maker, all visually linked by cylindrical containers that taper towards the bottom.

Collar Coffee Collection by Something for Stelton, homeware design

The bowl and jug both have a protruding tab on the lid, and the stove-top espresso maker has a pronounced spout to suggest a "friendly look and feel".

"We tried to start with analysing the whole experience of making coffee rather than only focusing on the quick consumption itself," Something co-founder Federico Sandri told Dezeen.

Collar Coffee Collection by Something for Stelton, homeware design

"We like to imagine that people claim back their time and learn to appreciate the taste of a properly brewed coffee during this little rediscovered ritual."

The Collar collection includes details that add warmth to the designs, like the espresso maker's solid wooden handle, which also makes it easier to touch when hot.

Collar Coffee Collection by Something for Stelton, homeware design

The top half of the grinder is made from brass, and the container can also double as storage for ground coffee through the addition of a separate lid.

Something has also designed lighting for Ligne Roset, including lamps made to look like bellflowers and ceramic lights inspired by miners' lamps.

Collar Coffee Collection by Something for Stelton, homeware design

"We probably prefer to define our approach as reduced or oriented towards simplicity rather than minimal," added Sandri. "We [also] tried to add a little twist that makes them friendly and appealing, personal in a certain way."

Collar Coffee Collection by Something for Stelton, homeware design

Stelton, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, has also worked with Swedish studio Front on a set of frosted glassware, and with Paul Smith on an updated version of an Arne Jacobsen coffee pot.