You know an architect. That architect is likely a coffee lover (all of those late nights in the studio). Show that architect that you love quality design and that you understand their need for coffee.
The Moka Express is a true classic. This espresso maker was originally created in 1933 and has been Italy's go-to coffee maker ever since. The blocky aluminum design is well-known throughout the world (it is constantly copied) and will be admired by architects for its industrial look and feel. This is truly a beautiful kitchen accessory that ages well and will last a lifetime.
Italians know that stove-top espresso is the best kind. The Moka Express is intended for the stove-top, where it will look amazing on a glass top or the heavy grate of a gas stove (not for use on induction surfaces). This particular model makes 3 perfect cups, however you can also find a 1 cup, 6 cup, 9 cup, and 12 cup version.
And really, who can resist the little cartoon man with his mustache and bow tie?