Smeg has confirmed the arrival of espresso machine pioneer, La Pavoni, into Australia, after acquiring the brand in September 2019.
La Pavoni introduced the original espresso machine in 1905 with the launch of the patented Ideale using the principle of steam production.
Fellow Italian brands, Smeg and La Pavoni are both family businesses and share a devotion to innovation design and superior quality.
“We are delighted to offer La Pavoni to the Australian market, demonstrating our shared Italian heritage and commitment to product quality and iconic design,” Smeg Australia managing director, Wayne Campbell said.
“The alignment will offer our retail partners another opportunity to engage with coffee-loving consumers, especially those who appreciate authenticity and innovation as much as a fine espresso.”
La Pavoni’s premium handmade collection includes three categories – the Lever for full control over the extraction process (feature image); the Semi-Professional combining quality and convenience (pictured above); and the Grinder taking cues from commercial grinders to accompany the Lever and Semi-Professional machines.
La Pavoni is available in-store and online from selected Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and Peters of Kensington stores and online from David Jones, in addition to specialist coffee retailers.
The Lever LPLEXP01AU Expo 2015 retails for $1,990, the Semi-Professional LPSCCC01AU Cellini Classic retails for $2,990, the Semi-Professional LPSGEV03AU Botticelli Dual Boiler with PID, retails for $4,390 and the Grinder LPGJDL01AU Jolly Dosato Lusso retails for $790.
La Pavoni team members are available virtually and face-to-face, when permitted, to assist with product and sales enquiries. In-store activations will commence in stores in February 2022.
A collection of premium accessories including tampers will be available later this year.