La Pavoni Museum
La Pavoni Today
Since the middle of eighties LA PAVONI’s main strategy and research has been into new technological developments by studying new ideas and creating panels in thermoplastic materials, in order to speed up the production cycle considerably by designing and creating outstanding coffee machines.
On 29 January 1999 La Pavoni obtained the UNI EN ISO 9001 certification (number 9130 PAV2) and IQ Net - registration number IT-8070 issued by the competent Certification Institutes and the conformity to the norms ISO 9001:2000 of 14 November 2003.
In the commercial market some new electronic, with volumetric dosing, and other reliable models have been introduced, besides the traditional lever and semiautomatic machines. The latest invention is a fully automatic modular machine that excludes all manual operation, which enables espresso coffees and cappuccinos to be prepared in few seconds.
LA PAVONI has been applying same philosophy for the domestic machines with a wide range of various models that enables the preparation of an exceptional coffee at home.
The Europiccola and Professional are being manufactured since 1961, we must say that they are leaders in domestic machines and they will never be out of fashion as our technology symbolizes a co-ordination of elegance, quality and reliability.
The Professional is exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Our History Timeline
The Ideal first Espresso Coffee Machine started with "IDEALE"
Thanks to Desiderio Pavoni, La Pavoni Spa was founded in Milan in 1905. In a little workshop at Via Parini he gave life to the first espresso coffee machine for bar called "IDEALE". On 1st September 1902 Luigi Bezzera patented La Pavoni’s first invention, duly registered at the Milan State office on 19th September 1903.
The Revolutionary Horizontal Coffee Machine
In 1948 La Pavoni manufactured its first machine with horizontal boiler.
Gio Ponti, Antonio Fornaroli and Alberto Rosselli perceived the cooperation for this project. The Collaboration gave birth to model 47 - called "LA CORNUTA" ("The horn"). This model was famous with its its brewing groups standing out from the cylindrical boiler body.
Enthusiasm and Design
"Concorso" series was created in 1956. Bruno Munari and Enzo Mari developed this project; this model with its particular design and modular geometrical parts enables the building of machines with more than one group, in which the stress is put on the color matching.
"Brewing" commercial machine was introduced onto the market in 1961. This modern revolution allows the temperature to remain the same, water heats up and - through the brewing groups - is directed onto the pressed coffee, in order to obtain one or two cups of tasty and creamy coffee.
In the same year, 1961, a Milanese artisan created the first electrical machine for domestic use. This machine was called "Europiccola", it could brew espresso coffee and hot drinks, just like the way they were made in the coffee bar.
La Pavoni means "Espresso wordlwide"
In 1972 the company improved the technical aspect and reliability without disturbing the design by modifying model “LP”.
In 1974 The "Europiccola" was coupled with the new machine, the "Professional". This exceptional model was equipped with a manometer indicating the boiler pressure, enabling to obtain 16 coffees to be made consecutively.
Myth and development
From the early eighties to today, Carlo Galizzi has been designing La Pavoni products. The company continued growing by producing each model both in the lever-operated and continuous-delivery version.
Coffee Machines 1850-1950
Products La Pavoni 1905-2004
Italian and international trade fairs