Sunday, 21 August 2011
This is the Bistro Coffee pot by British designer Nick Munro. Made in the UK, it exudes continental charm and has a fantastic playful charisma - imagine a portly Belgian serving up a strong hot chocolate from a terrace cafe in winter. Its asymmetric ebony handle, quirky cafetière press and defined 18/10 stainless steel body made it an easy favourite.
When it came to photographing it however, its quirks and charms were quickly and mysteriously replaced with a modernist self-assertion bordering on the narcissistic. Short of commanding its own pedestal at the V&A, I felt strangely compelled to replace the Lavazza with some wild Kopi Luwak coffee at £5,000 a kilo... as not to offend it.