This beautiful coffee maker is a wonderful accessory for any midcentury home. Designed in 1942 and still in production today, the Chemex® Coffeemaker is so revered that it’s in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
And guess what – the company that makes it is just one town over from me in Pittsfield, Mass.
According to their website: “This merging of form and function came out of Chemist Peter Schlumbohm’s taste for fine flavor. Applying the techniques used to insure laboratory purity, he set out to brew what may have been the first cup of truly, clear, full-bodied coffee – free of undesirable fats, oils, sediment and most of all…bitterness.”
There are a number of models to choose from and buy, directly on the Chemex coffee maker website.
A Retro Renovation re-run originally posted Sept. 6, 2007