According to the dictionary ‘capriccio’ is:

  1. a sudden and unexpected or fantastic motion; a caper; a gambol
  2. a fantastical thing or work of art; a caprice
  3. a piece of music, usually fairly free in form and of a lively character
  4. the name of one of Nespresso’s 16 Grands Crus of Coffee
  5. the name of my newest piece in the series of ‘Freestanding Room Organizers’

In Switzerland all my friends I recently visited seem to have one of these fancy espresso machines that uses small capsules – no mess, no guess, just every time a perfect espresso, the best espresso you can brew at home. Period. I fell in love with this system on the spot. Which as a cabinetmaker meant I wanted to build a cabinet on a stand with this fire-engine-red machine as a centerpiece.

Here is what I came up with: black and white, clean and elegant. Freestanding. Accessible from all sides. A bar where you start your morning: A polished table top on a standing height to operate the machine and to put your espresso cup. The two cabinet doors hold specifically designed capsule dispenders for you to choose your favorite Grand Cru. 53 magnets miraculously – or shall I say: capriciously? – hold everything in place.

20 x 22 x 76    steel, Richlite® ‘slate’, bamboo ply, frosted glass, 3 dimmable halogen lights, capsule dispensers