When Peter Schlumbohm, invented the Chemex Coffee Maker in 1941, he may not have realised that his creation would become an icon of design as well as coffee making. Its sleek hourglass shape has made it an instantly recognisable piece of equipment and earned it many accolades including being voted one of the 100 best designed products of modern times by the Illinois Institute of Technology. It is also on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York!
But the Chemex Coffee Maker's appeal is certainly not only in its looks. Peter Schlumbohm was a German chemist and his goal was to scientifically design a device that made a perfect cup of coffee. Many feel that he succeeded. Made of high quality heat-resistant glass, The Chemex Coffee Maker's shape contributes to an incredibly clean extraction which people around the world swear by.