Espresso machines became square boxes.
Why? In 1970 The famous Italian Designer Achille Castigliano explained it in this way:
“The body of the espresso machine needs to be re-designed in accordance with the environment today, both in terms of expression and in terms of technology. It is willing to accept only small, modest modifications, now interpreted as simpel formal occupations.”
The Cimbali Pitagora and Faema e 64, Two dull, formal espresso machines from the 1970s. Beautifully drawn by EspressoStrietman.
By-the-way... I wil say nothing about the technique, they are beautifully engineered machines, and are interesting to use.. see more at: http://www.wouterstrietman.nl/faema%20e%2064%20diplomatic.html