HostMilano 2023: No Dead Plate Here

The bi-annual HostMilano fair is an opportunity to take stock of upcoming trends in professional hospitality and food-related industries and even catch a glimpse of evolving consumption and dining habits.

L-Type SA | Nurri

What do Italians love? Espresso and cars. What did the Napoli-based coffee machine maker do here? Combine the two. Well, not exactly, but that giant lever sure looks a lot like the stick shift in an Italian sports car, doesn’t it? “Take control and drive your coffee during the extraction thanks to the Servo Assisted Lever, which allows you to perform more functions using the Side Paddles,” says the awkwardly translated promo material, doing nothing to dispel the automotive allusion .

Craft | Vista Alegre

Tableware design is typically intended to highlight the food’s ingredients and preparation, but can sometimes also function as an independent, sensual object in itself. There is certainly an art in plating, but why not some plate art? The Craft collection by the award-winning Portuguese porcelain company achieves that, making one think that even a meal of Kraft Dinner could be elevated to a moment of gastronomic delight.

Giulietta | Bugatti

Winner of a 2023 Red Dot Award, the shape of the Giulietta kettle is inspired by architecture, art, and fashion. The spherical body made of 18/10 stainless steel gives the object a compact volume with a capacity of 1.2 litres. A single touch is enough to start the heating process. The process stops automatically when the boiling point is reached.

Mytico | Franke Coffee Systems

Catering to coffee shop chains, quick service restaurants, bakeries, and trendy bars, this line merges the classic look of a traditional coffee machine with the convenience of an automatic one. Easier of use and a reduced height means baristas can engage with customers more easily, and being equipped with two coffee modules means two employees can operate the machine simultaneously.

Yuki Collection | Mesa Ceramics

Winner of a 2023 German Design Award, this collection’s name is derived from the Japanese word for “snow” and inspired by Japanese lakes situated at the base of mountains and which change colour according to the season. Reactive glass is complemented with digital printing technology, with the edges of the chunky bowls and asymmetric plates overlapping shades of green, yellow and blue from inside-out.

Tevere | Nardi

Designed by Raffaello Galiotto, this new eco-friendly outdoor extensible table has a recyclable aluminium base and slatted top in regenerated plastic, which is also 100% recyclable. Designed without any sharp corners, the integrated extension system allows the structure to slide while the legs always remain at the ends of the top.

Babila Twist | Pedrali

Designed by Odoardo Fioravanti, this tubular steel frame armchair available in six colours is characterized by a fully recyclable weather-resistant polypropylene flat rope covering which earned a Green Smart Label. At the end of its life, the seat slats can be completely unscrewed making them easy to disassemble and recycle.