The Italian Passion: The Art of Espresso exhibition in Copenhagen celebrates coffee and illustrates the evolution of design of one among the most-beloved Italian symbols.
45 pieces, ranging from machines for domestic use to coffee shop equipment and coffee cups sets are on display. The exhibition is a collaboration with Italian Design Day, an initiative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The collection includes historical pieces, some of them unique and unobtainable. Each piece selected by Curator Elisabetta Pisu exemplifies the change of espresso production and consumption habits over time. They provide insight into the social significance of an action that are inextricably associated with daily lifestyle and rituals.
The objects on display trace an historical path along the past two centuries by means of coffee machines conceived by great designers that became true icons of their time, as well as more recent, technologically ground-breaking pieces that have radically transformed the productive processes and raised qualitative standards.
Italian Passion: The Art of Espresso is a journey through time that tells of the relentless strive to advance one of the most popular beverages in the world.