‘Espresso' by Phil Rose Inspires Retro Nostalgia

By: Marissa Brassfield - Apr 26, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011
References: coroflot & thedesignblog.org
Phil Rose’s ‘Espresso’ coffee maker is a wall-mounted model that features retro cues and an illusory levitating design. Phil Rose is an Australian designer who cites sci-fi films and animation as inspiration for his retro-futuristic creations.

I love how the ‘Espresso’ coffee maker doubles as a quirky sculpture. Check out some other sweet coffee makers in the related articles below.

Implications - Today's adventurous consumer seeks new experiences in their day-to-day life, creating a market for quirky products that still serve a daily function. This levitating Phil Rose coffee maker is a perfect example, with obvious elements of both fun and function. Essentially, this fun-seeking attitude signifies an urge for grown-up play that can only be satisfied by toy-like gadgets.