By George Sowden
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Designer George Sowden’s Coffee Pot comprises a porcelain exterior with innovative SoftBrew™ brewing device that infuses the coffee through a centrally located micro-thin stainless steel filter to enhance the flavour.
The purpose of the Sowden SoftBrew™ filter is to keep the ground bean waste separated from the final beverage; thousands of microscopic holes sized between 0.15 and 0.18 mm allow the water to flow and take up the taste without any of the inconveniences of the other coffee making systems, whilst some “fines” (very small particles) filter through into the coffee giving the typical “body” of an excellent brew.
The method is simple: place the filter into the pot, put coffee into the filter and pour over hot water at the desired temperature, SoftBrew™ allows natural brewing giving the final beverage a soft taste with all the flavour that your choice of coffee can give – no squeezing, forcing, pressing or over-filtering.
The filter is permanent, can be washed under the tap or in the dish washer. The holes are ‘cut’ in a way that means the fine powder of the ground coffee does not block the holes.
Designer George Sowden, UK
Material Porcelain, stainless steel, plastic
Dimensions L 200 x D 125 x H 160 mm / L 9.9 x W 5 x H 6.3"
George Sowden studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art. In the 1970s, Sowden moved to Milan to work with names such as Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti, and in the 1980s he became one of the founders of the design collective, Memphis Group. He has won numerous design prizes including the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award. Today he continues to live and work in Milan.
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HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture with an eye for modern living and sophisticated industrial manufacturing. That remains their ambition today. Through their commitment to the design and production of furniture and accessories with an international appeal they strive to make good design accessible to the largest possible audience.
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