‘Velopresso’ is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasure and technology – old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative, pedal-powered, mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives, with a compact footprint and near-silent, ultra-low carbon human- powered operation – fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.
‘Velopresso’ is a joint project with Lasse Oiva.
Specialism: Platform 14
Supported by: Supported by: Bikefix, Brooks England, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Fracino, Gates Carbon Drive, Halo, Imperial College London, Londinium Espresso, Monmouth Coffee
BA (Hons), Furniture & Product Design (First class), London Metropolitan University, 2008
Freelance designer/maker, London, 2008 to present; Design assistant, William Warren Design, London, 2009; Film production researcher and coordinator, Adventure Pictures Ltd, London, 1995–2008
The Thonet Project No 14, Boutique Printemps Design au Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2009; The Thonet Project, Designer's Block, London, 2008; Rock, New Designer's Selection, London, 2008; Tube Map Shelving, Metropolitan Works Show, London, 2008
Man Group Scholarship, 2010–12; Winner, Deutsche Bank Design Award, 2012