Thursday, October 8, 2009

For all you coffee and art lovers.....

A local Philadelphia design firm, 160over90, notified us of this great eBay auction going on as we speak....

From Sunday, October 4 through Sunday, October 18, eBay Giving Works visitors will have the chance to bid on a coveted, limited edition De’Longhi Perfecta machine – and donate to Oxfam America - with a click of their mouse.  Making the deal even more appealing to caffeine and art lovers alike, these 29 “Artista Series” espresso makers have been etched with the work of ten 10 designers from the US and abroad at the top of their respective fields.  From popular fashion designer Nicole Miller, to Brooklyn typographer Mike Perry and British interior designer Kelly Hoppen – each artist has put their own spin on their machine.  Proceeds benefit Oxfam America. Bidders can visit to get in on the action.

In addition to the auction, 160over90 are holding an event as part of DesignPhiladelphia next Tuesday, the 13th....

160over90 is giving art and design enthusiasts an exclusive look at the De’Longhi Artista Series to celebrate DesignPhiladelphia, the largest national celebration of its kind.  Artists Mike Perry, Damien Correll, and Mario Hugo will be in attendance to discuss their contributions to the series.
De’Longhi emphasizes both design and function when creating its products for the home and has taken its philosophy a step further with the De’Longhi Artista Series. Through this initiative, De’Longhi commissioned 10 professional artists, interior and graphic designers from the US and abroad, including fashion designer Nicole Miller, jewelry designer John Hardy, and interior designer Kelly Hoppen, to create original designs that have been laser-etched on De’Longhi’s Perfecta Fully Automatic Espresso Machines.

The engraved Perfectas, produced in limited edition, are set to be auctioned to the public through eBay Giving Works from October 4-18 with proceeds benefiting Oxfam America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against poverty and social injustice. 

Complimentary wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tuesday, 10.13.09

One South Broad Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

All of the designs can be seen here:

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