Exhibition – Italian Passion: The Art of Espresso

Copenhagen celebrates coffee and illustrates the evolution of the design of one of the most-beloved Italian symbols

The all-Italian passion for espresso is the core focus of an exhibition illustrating the evolution of the design and technology of coffee-related items over time. 

45 pieces, ranging from machines for domestic use to coffee shop equipment and coffee cups sets are on display at Italian Passion: The Art of Espresso at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Copenhagen from the 7th until the 31st of March

The collection includes historical pieces selected by Curator Elisabetta Pisu for their ability to exemplify the change in production and consumption habits over time.

The objects on display trace a historical path along the past two centuries by means of coffee machines conceived by great designers that became true icons of their time, as well as more recent, technologically ground-breaking pieces that have radically transformed the productive processes and raised qualitative standards.

The exhibition is developed in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Copenhagen.

Opening Times 

Monday, Tuesday 9-17 

Wednesday 9-16 

Thursday 9-16 

Friday 9-15 


Free admission 

Opening of the exhibition – March 7th, 7pm. 

Free admission, book your free ticket here: https://iiccopenaghen.esteri.it/iic_copenaghen/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2023/03/italian-design-day-passione-italiana.html




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