Dont know anything about the machine, but it mustve been hiding behind the door when good looks were being handed out.
Sorry, but it looks like a cross between a money safe and a commercial drink dispenser. That plain-jane area on the right is hideous.
Come to think of it, this SMEG should qualify as the ugliest of all coffee machines.
The name, too.... the fabricated expletive from the British TV comedy, Red Dwarf.