Coffee machine specialist Rhea’s futuristic AI operated Monolite, the concept machine designed by opera artist Davide Livermore and environmental photograph Simona Ghizzoni, has received the Good Design Award 2022.
Selected among more than 900 design and graphic projects nominated from 47 countries, Monolite was included in the Retail Fittings category as an example of good design for the hospitality sector, recognising its aesthetic and functional values which reflect the principles of innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurial culture and creativity that distinguish the company’s history.
Monolite combines the experience of drinking a coffee or a simple glass of water with a photographic journey, transforming the machine itself into a digital art exhibition.
It is covered by backlit glass which enhances the photographs taken by Simona in the nature reserve of Tevere-Farfa.
“Innovation is a keystone of our business, and we continue to experiment to improve the design and functionality of our solutions,” said Andrea Pozzolini chief executive of Rhea.
“The Good Design Award reinforces and helps demonstrate our commitment to creating design products that not only deliver a service, but also become an object of communication.”