Industrial Design is the use of both applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, functionality, and/or usability of a product, and it may also be used to improve the product's marketability and even production. Davide Mateus is an industrial design student from Portugal and he design a super cool product called Cafe Balao, a coffee maker that allows you to make coffee on the glass balloon with the third of the time which machines that use alcohol lamps.

The Cafe Balao has definitely a great visual appeal and style. I would love to get one of those and it's above all, a clear example of industrial design.

Goals

Rethink the design of coffee makers for home usage by exploring new ways that coffee can be made and consumed. Another important goal was to understand the production costs and viability.

Sketches

Production

Final product

Glass balloon for coffee with endurance incorporated. This device allows you to make coffee on the glass balloon with the third of the time which machines that use alcohol lamps.

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