Royal Paris has just introduced the world’s most extraordinary coffee maker.
Unlike so many other products that are “mass finished”, each Royal is individually held and worked upon by hand during each stage of the finishing process.
Developed out of love for the original balancing syphons seen in European Courts during the 1800’s, each of only the finest materials have been considered in a Royal’s design and construction.
Brass parts such as the gargoyle, counter weight, oak leaves and finials are created by employing age-old methods of casting using the lost-wax method known as ‘cire perdue’, where more than 5 hours are spent on the spigot’s unique ‘chasing dolphins’ closing system alone.
After casting is complete, the artist works on each individual detail by hand. Elaborate chiseling, brazing and polishing is involved to meet the exacting standards of our French craftsmen, where each part — no matter how small — is treated with the utmost care for Royal’s fine level of detailing.
A selection of styles, materials and accessories await. Each Royal can be finished in gold, copper or silver; with a choice of black obsidian, azurite or malachite to form the machine base.
Each Royal is accompanied by two exquisite glass pieces (the crystal carafe and burner vase) made exclusively for Royal by Baccarat.
The exclusive piece of kitchen equipment – with only eight of the tool crafted each month – can be yours for a mere £9,000 to £15,000 (or $24,000).