This magnificent, towering structure is an intricate, futuristic machine that actually functions as a cold drip coffee maker. The complex technical device was created by Seoul-based design firm Dutch Lab, consisting of barista Jaewoong Kwak working together with a variety of global designers.
The industrial design consists of anodised aluminium that was laser cut to fit together with brass needle valves and borosilicate glass tubes. The glistening metallic shapes merge together into a cathedral-like tower which stands several feet tall.
It works by allowing fine coffee grounds to steep in room temperature water and then, relying on gravity, the brew filters downward, through tubes, and into the glass decanter sitting at the bottom. Though a single machine is quite pricey, costing roughly $7,280, it's an amazing design that will inspire creativity. What better way to start your morning!