Wilfa and Designit came together to develop a new product experience and series of coffee machines. The result is the award-winning SVART Manuell and Presisjon the style direction for future Wilfa products.

Departing from the popular trend of fancy ‘continental’ flavoured lattes and espressos, Nordic Coffee Culture embraces the pleasures and subtle nuances filter coffee can provide, when it’s made right. And this is exactly what Wilfa wanted to capitalise on when they set out to develop the SVART line. The project kicked off with a period of extensive research, including a collaboration with champion barista Tim Wendelboe, and workshops to examine solutions from the perspectives of the consumer, the market and coffee professionals.

SVART Manuell is a manual, ‘pour over’ machine similar to a drip coffee machine, but with SVART Manuell, you pour the water over the grounds yourself. Meanwhile, SVART Presisjon has fully automatic features. Both coffee brewers not only give the user ample control over the process of making coffee, but ensure that all the elements of fresh water, flow, brewing time, and brewing temperature are all properly optimised for maximum success. The brewers have met all of these demands with a certification from NKI, the leading Norwegian authority certifying coffee brewers.


Norwegian Design Council

SVART Manuell
Winner of an ‘Award for Design Excellence’

Red Dot

SVART Presisjon
Product Design Award, 2013


SVART Presisjon
Product Design Award, 2013