Moka Pot Concept

Enriching the experience of everyday products

Understanding Form | Classroom Project (Individual) | Duration : 2 weeks


Stove-top Espresso Maker

The moka pot is a stove-top coffee maker that brews coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee. It was designed by an Italian engineer named Alfonso Bialetti in 1933.


To redesign the iconic Moka pot to depict the emotions induced in a person by coffee through it's form

Different types of Stove-top Espresso Makers

Form Inspiration

"How does coffee make your feel?"

The emotions and feelings induced by coffee are best depicted through natural elements

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Ideation Sketches 

(Transforming the abstract emotions into tangible forms,

most of them are conical forms, inspired by the volcano)

Concept Explorations (CAD)

(Three different concepts were detailed out)

Chosen Concept

Final Design

A subtle and minimal form with a sleek yet dynamic look is designed to be the hero of your morning, just like your coffee!

The bold diagonal cut and the premium use of materials, make it stand out in your kitchen.

The transparency of the brewing coffee adds an element of reassurance to the experience of using it.

Key Learnings

  • Understood how to translate an abstract emotion to a tangible form

  • Developed aesthetic detailing skills

  • Understood the thought process that goes into creating an experience for the user through a product

Next Steps

  • Focusing on the colour, material and finish of the product

  • Understanding the manufacturing 

  • Estimating a rough cost of production

"We want to do a lot of stuff; we're not in great shape. We didn't get a good night's sleep. We're a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup."

- Jerry Seinfeld

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