Wilfa SVART Manuell is a recepient of a 2012 “Award for Design Excellence” from the Norwegian Design Council. The award has a long history in Norwegian design. It is awarded in recognition of new thinking and innovative solutions, and is widely considered a badge of honour.
The Design Council’s reasons for awarding the Wilfa Svart Manuell are available to read here. We translated some of them [they have since been translated into English by the NDC; the link has been updated]:
Besides being aesthetically pleasing, the Wilfa Svart Manuell is innovative. It gives the user a simple way to control temperature and brewing time. The accompanying brochure communicates pedagogically, employing the parlance of the coffee professional.
Wilfa is bringing brewed coffee back, and in in the process are also revitalising the coffee brewer as a product. The brewer itself, placed on a platform together with a water kettle, presents as a cohesive whole, and is both simple to operate and to keep clean.
The Wilfa Svart Manuell puts strong emphasis on the central role of the coffee itself.
You can read more about the Wilfa Svart Manuell here on the blog.