Elvira Moka Pot / Sophomore Year / 2019
Inspired by my Nonna, a woman who would refuse to give up her independence in the kitchen well into her 90s, the Elvira Moka Pot provides the same classic Moka coffee with an easier twist. Many older users are unable to create a full twisted seal due to degenerative joint issues such as arthritis, by increasing the range of motion provides a much easier twist while retaining the authentic and analog experience of the Moka pot.
To find the most comfortable and easiest twisting handles, I created a test model. Interviewing users with and without joint issues, both groups largely came to the same conclusion of best handle, leading me to make it an integral part of my design.