Josh Renouf is a young designer who understands the value of ritual in daily life. He also has a feeling for the importance of punctuating one’s routine with these rituals thereby sending clear signals to the brain and preparing it for the next period of one’s day. So when you prepare your Bariseuer just before you ease between the sheets at night and settle down with a good book your brain knows it’s time to relax, and when gently awoken next morning by the gentle sound of ball bearings moving and the smell of delicious freshly brewed coffee it also knows that there’s no need to get hectic. The coffee is ready and waiting and you can ease into the day.
You may be familiar with the cartoon contraptions full of springs, weights, tracks and such which eventually after much whirring, popping and dropping of weights pop up a burnt slice of toast and half fill / half spill a dark liquid posing as coffee. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang springs to mind. Well Josh Renouf’s Barisieur is nothing like that. It’s lab like elements atop the dark wood-housed alarm clock make for a warm functional presence on your bedside locker. It exudes class, wakes you up gently on time and makes a perfectly good coffee. It does away with the harried, impatient, irritable drive to your closest Applegreen for that first coffee shot of the day. Now you can make that drive fully relaxed, primed, enjoying the ride and look forward to the second great ritual of the day.