The Barisieur is 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.
Form follows function with all aspects of this design; the scientific borosilicate glassware sits on a charming walnut or rubber-wood timber tray, coming together to create distinctive new forms. The tray effortlessly lifts off the mid-century styled black or white base to aid transportation of accessories.
The simple housing holds sophisticated technology. An induction coil is used to boil the water efficiently and safely in the vessel above. It has a milk vessel centralized in the base that's cooled at 3 °C due to the integrated peltier cooler, which detects if milk is present due to an infrared sensor. A retro digital display to simply tell the time and set the alarm, which dims in low lit environments due to the integrated diode. There is a sealed drawer to store for coffee or tea which conveniently holds a stainless-steel spoon which sits in the stainless-steel lid.
Joshua is a young London-based product designer with a tenacious attitude for innovation and a desire to explore new ideas. He is motivated by playful designs, which encourage interaction and induce a cherished relationship with both the product and the user. He normally initially starts with an intense research period before going deep into the design process of trying to solve the design challenge. Josh enjoys combining technology with premium materials that are made to last and age gracefully with the user. He feels that it is important that the user feels proud to display the objects in their home.
Josh launched his Kickstarter Campaign in May 2016 with an ambitious goal of £380,000 (due to expensive tooling and materials etc.). He raised over £100,000 in 6 hours - it was an incredible start - But he still had a long way to go.
A week before the end of the campaign Josh still had £120,000 to go and it didn't look like he was going to hit his target. It wasn't until virgin-start up rung Josh to see if he wanted to meet Richard Branson and share his story.
After Richard Branson gave him a few tips, where they even spoke about Virgin Hotels, Josh still had to raise £100,000 in just 48 hours. The UK were then told they were leaving the EU therefore the conversion rate from sterling to dollar plummeted; consequently the USA backers would get a more affordable Barisieur. Kickstarter saw that Josh was very close and decided to make the Barisieur 'project of the day'. Josh ended up crawling over the line by £3,000. He had done it…
Josh moved his campaign over to Indiegogo Demand - and is continuing to raise money (totaling at now
$700,000). The Barisieur is going into production before Christmas - delivering to the UK/EU for February and USA for April. Featuring in hotels such as Ace Hotel, supplying to the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, Jacobs Coffee and 2,000 lucky backers across the globe in 2018.