GM11A: The Perfect Blend of Tradition and Technology

Bringing Professional Espresso to Your Home

Inspired by professional coffee machines used in bars, the GM11A coffee machine, designed by Nicola Zanetti and Federico Bosque, brings the mood of a professional and traditionally made espresso to the comfort of your home. With its sleek design and unique features, this coffee machine is a must-have for coffee enthusiasts.

GM11A is a multicapsule coffee machine that is also compatible with ground coffee. It comes with adaptors for almost all the most popular capsules, paper pods, and ground coffee, giving you the freedom to choose your preferred coffee type. This small espresso machine is perfect for small offices and kitchens, offering a double spout for coffee and a steam pipe for milk frothing. The steam pipe is controlled by a knob on the side of the machine, allowing you to create perfectly frothed milk for your cappuccinos and lattes.

One of the standout features of the GM11A is its international look combined with Italian execution and finish. While the geometric and simple volumes may be familiar in some northern markets, the details reveal its Italian soul. The touch interface adds a touch of modern technology to this traditional product, giving it a contemporary edge.

The GM11A coffee machine is made using high-quality materials. The plastic parts are crafted from ABS, ensuring durability and longevity. The filter holder is made from stainless steel, providing a sturdy and reliable component. The water tank is made from Lexan, a durable and transparent material that allows you to easily monitor the water level.

With dimensions of 298*116*285mm, the GM11A coffee machine is compact and space-saving. It has a power of 1400w and a 1L water tank, ensuring you can make multiple cups of coffee without the need for constant refilling. The Italian 19-bar pump guarantees the perfect extraction and aroma for your espresso.

The GM11A coffee machine was developed in Italy and Argentina for a Chinese client. The entire design process, from idea to production, took approximately 7 months. Extensive research, including benchmark analysis and target market identification, was conducted to ensure the design met the needs and preferences of coffee lovers worldwide. The design team went through multiple phases, including sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, and prototype analysis, to perfect the final product.

The main challenge faced by the designers was finding the balance between the geometric and clean lines of international design and the decoration and tradition of Italian design and espresso. The result is a harmonious blend of both, creating a coffee machine that is visually appealing and functional.

The GM11A coffee machine has received recognition for its outstanding design. It was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in the Home Appliances Design category in 2023. This prestigious award is given to well-designed, practical, and innovative creations that meet professional and industrial requirements. The GM11A coffee machine stands out for its integration of industry best practices, competent technical characteristics, and its contribution to a better world.

Experience the perfect blend of tradition and technology with the GM11A coffee machine. Indulge in the aroma and taste of professionally made espresso from the comfort of your own home.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Nicola Zanetti
Image Credits: Nicola Zanetti
Project Team Members: Nicola Zanetti Federico gonzales Bosque
Project Name: GM 11A
Project Client: Nicola Zanetti

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