Kees van der Westen
— Design and detail in equal measure —
Kees van der Westen designed his first espresso machine as a conclusion to his industrial design studies in 1984. He took to it with the same determination and attention his company has become known for. When the world was moving towards speedy mass production and throwaway consumables, Kees focused on innovation, quality and usability. Design was everything. Details were everything.
Time spent well gives you the opportunity to make even the best products better. Although Kees enjoyed positive feedback, he preferred the suggestions for improvement made by expert baristas, bar owners and maintenance technicians. A drive towards excellence is a journey that never stops.
Kees’ favourite machine is always the next one. Everyone involved, from R&D, to production, to customer support, strives for the same positive development. What started as a collection of one-offs has evolved into a selection of continuously improving series machines that last a lifetime. With Kees’ daughters taking care of our company’s future, the best espresso machine will always be at your fingertips.