Category Archives: Kitchen appliances

Arrarex Caravel | “macchine da caffè”

A few months after having bought a stylish but rugged ‘Microcimbali’, I bumped into a very elegant vintage espresso machine, built by Arrarex from Milan in the 1960s, at a Florence antiques market. The machine is in close to mint … Continue reading

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La Cimbali ‘Microcimbali’ | “macchina da caffè”

Vintage espresso machines are amongst my all-time favourite industrial design objects. One of the most beautiful machines is the La Faema E61, especially the model with two groups, from 1961. Since this is a rather large, professional machine for bars, … Continue reading

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Zig-Zag | “tire bouchon”

Some 10 years ago in France my fascination for vintage mechanical objects immediately attracted me to the classic Zig-Zag corkscrew. I  first noticed them on antiques market and jumble sales, and some specialized stores and market sellers also seemed to stock … Continue reading

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