An unusual designer and independent thinker, very much part of the Dutch scene while still being a one-off, Wiel Arets does not follow trends nor is he easy to pigeonhole. A leading exponent of the ontological approach rather than representational design (K. Frampton), his work usually tends towards a regularity of parts but is not minimalist in any negative sense. It incorporates a high level of intellectual complexity but is also extremely down to earth, and takes a careful and humble view of ordinary people. A master in the use of materials, either in their raw form or surprisingly sophisticated, the central theme of his designs is not the sculptural or iconic elaboration of form, unlike many of his colleagues, but tends towards a condensation and intensification that creates the special aura of lightness and consistency which characterises his work.
The electrical version of the espresso pot “coffee.it” comes complete with a timer so you can set the exact time you want your coffee to be ready.
Electric espresso coffee maker in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished and thermoplastic resin, black. Digital timer and automatic switch-off with sound signal. European plug.
Item code: WA08/6
Height (cm): 25.00
Length (cm): 18.00
Width (cm): 14.00
Content (cl): 30.00
Wiel Arets (1955) is an internationally renowned architect. He graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in 1983, where he received a Master of Science in Architecture. He established his own office that same year, which later expanded throughout Europe. His writings and projects are published globally. Since 1989 he has continually taught at the world’s most distinguished universities. From 1995 to 2001 he was Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and in 2012 he was appointed Dean of the College of Architecture (CoA) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. An eminent critic, he was the President of the Jury for the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture, Chair of the Jury for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award, and in 2014 he established, together with the CoA, the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), of which he is President of the Board.