This minimalist concept for Nespresso was created by Israeli designer Eyal Carmi. His proposed coffee machine is reduced to its absolute essentials. No bulky components, no intimidating dials and controls... Just a water tank, pressure relief system, portafilter for ground coffee or capsules and removable drip tray. You can select between short and long espresso modes by simply turning the handle.
Here is how Carmi describes his design aesthetic:
One of the most important things to me in good design is to create a strong connection between an object and its user. I appreciate simple and clean design that succeeds in a bright and clear way to convey its functionality.
Though, for a machine with no milk frother, the piece is quite big - it has enough space on top for warming the cups. Something espresso nerds would approve.