The Barisieur (Tea & Coffee Brewing Alarm Clock) by Joshua Renouf
2018 - 2019, Golden A' Home Appliances Design Award Winner
Inspired by a combination of the modern ritual of filter coffee with the iconic vinyl record player, encouraging a nostalgic experience with the user. The design was born with a digital detox in mind, where the design language balances between simplicity and mystified alchemy; watch how the water magically transports from one vessel to other due to steam pressure.
The Barisieur is a premium alarm clock that eases you into your morning with the soothing sounds of bubbling water along with the smell of the freshly brewed coffee or loose leaf tea.
Design Challenges
There were a lot of challenges with this entire project. There seemed to be a hurdle every month. From finding the right team to help develop the design for manufacture, to launching the product on Kickstarter and raising enough funds, to making sure the vessel would boil effectively and efficiently to the perfect temperature of 94C. Making sure the design was viable for the market by not compromising on the quality of the material used and the way it was manufactured was very difficult but we got there in the end.
Production Technology
There are 4 SKU's - A 240V and 110V in both Black/Walnut Wood and White/ Rubber Wood. The plastic is injection molded, the wood is carved by a computer numerically controlled machine. The glassware is made with a combination of hand blown and molded techniques. The Stainless steel bases to the boiling vessel are machine stamped and then bonded to the glass using a specialized UV bonded glue. The showerhead for the transport tube has a small silicon spout at the end which is injection molded and there is a stainless steel perforated disc inside to control the flow of the water. There is a bearing that houses a swiveling arm, which has a flange integrated into the wood in order to swivel back and forth. The bungs are compression molded - and the drawer lid is stamped out stainless steel.
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