Clever Pour-Over Coffee Maker Poses As a Decorative Water Tower

Posted On Tue, May 17, 2016 By

Posted On Tue, May 17, 2016 By In Design, Products

Pour-over coffee makers are most-definitely favored by coffee connoisseurs, loved by those obsessed with the nuances that each bean carries. While the craft is considered cool, the large, bulbous glass vessels used during the process are hardly such. To improve the design of this method, Damon Ahola created TOWER, a single-serving pour-over coffee maker that masquerades as a decorative water tower—”the epitome of the New York City skyline,” says Ahola.

TOWER coffee pour over by damon ahola

Each TOWER is crafted from beautiful ceramic and brass, and as Ahola tells 6sqft, the design “is meant to proudly live on the counter, not be stored away in a cabinet.”

The designer says that the inspiration for TOWER “came from daydreaming one day, gazing out the window of the frog,” the New York studio where he works. “My view is populated with several silhouettes of the more than 15,000 water towers perched up in the New York City sky. This iconic form combined with my love for a quality cup of coffee was the spark for me to realize TOWER.”

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Ahola debuted his design at the Wanted Design Show during this month’s NYCxDESIGN festivities. TOWER is still in prototype phase, but the designer is currently looking for ceramic manufacturers and retailers to help move it into production. Anyone interested, including customers, can get in contact with him here.


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