The concept behind the Makkina departs from the traditional shape of the espresso machine, which is generally box-like and compact-looking due to the arrangement of the individual components. The Makkina was designed especially with office use in mind, focusing on easy operation and cleaning. The design intentionally separates the individual component groups (grinder, water tank), thereby conveying a sense of openness to the beholder. The simple design invokes intuitive operation. Coffee beans and water, the basic constituents for making coffee, are visible and explicit elements of the design. Along with the plain colour concept of the espresso machine, they generate an overall impression of elegance and quality.
Designer: Soren Henssler