Buttons graphics and material selection
Two options for redesign of the pre-programmable buttons were proposed for the upgraded machine of Dalla Corte XT:
One group following the language of rounded shape,
and a group of icons inspired by oblong shape.
In this project, the biggest challenge was to give buttons a logic, that would bind buttons to each-other, yet be random enough for the user, to program and give each button its own independence and meaning.
Choice of wood
An idea behind upgraded XT was to make it more customized and up-to-date with current trends and movements in the industry of specialty coffee. Therefore, it was decided to use precious wood on the machine.
The wood is used in front panel, back panel and side panels of the machine, portafilter handles and steam levers.