LOS ANGELES COFFEE SET
Drawing inspiration from the café culture of his native Italy, architect and designer Marcello Pozzi has created the Los Angeles Collection. The series consists of espresso cups and an espresso maker shaped like angels. However, these are not the rosy cheeked cherubs of Raphael. With playful impudence, Pozzi has designed sleek modern forms poised in ascent or descent. The user controls their fate. Grab the ergonomic wing-handles, flip the cups onto their halos, and they form a tableau of fallen angels ready to hold the most potent espresso. Flip them again and the cups appear to have a life of their own. They become characters transforming the user’s kitchen into a theater. Hovering above the porcelain quartet, the steel espresso maker is composed of angel fragments-- a brass halo-grip and ergonomic wing-handle. This object completes the collection with an ironic flourish, all in keeping with Pozzi’s provocative approach to design.