Thursday 22 February 2024

Iberital Vision wins the Green Good Design Award for sustainable design

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Can’t imagine your morning without a cup of coffee? Spanish company Iberital is making your routine a sustainable one. Iberital has developed a coffee machine with a new design based on the introduction of lead-free materials, energy efficiency and internet connectivity.

The company received an SME Instrument grant in 2016 to design an ecological espresso machine that now won the 2018 Green Good Design Award from The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum.

Founded by Eero Saarinen

Good Design™ was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design.

In 2018, seven decades later, this new green edition of Good Design™ identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design and to develop a public awareness program to the general public about which global companies are doing the best job in ecological and sustainable design for our world environments.

Established in Barcelona in 1975

Iberital is a family SME born in 1975 in Barcelona out of the hobby of its founder Blai Farré, who was passionate about metalworking and parts machining, including for coffee machines.

His hobby quickly turned into job for businesses and restaurateurs and he soon began manufacturing pieces for the coffee-machine manufacturers themselves. He manufactured his own moulds using casting processes and successfully sold his own parts and spare parts.

Forty years, a factory and exports in 90 countries later, Iberital wanted to scale-up the production of its sustainable coffee machines. That’s when the company successfully applied for the SME Instrument and got 1.6 million in funding.

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