The company Victoria Arduino was founded in 1905 and build their first espresso machine La Victoria. The Victoria Arduino machines from the period around the first world war are iconic art nouveau designs. Especially with their trade mark, the eagle on top of the vertical boiler.
During the 30ies the art nouveau design was outdated and then the style of art deco came by. The designs of those machines where a lot cleaner then in the period of the art nouveau. But still with their icon eagle, but modernized.
After the war Victoria Arduino also adapted the lever group principle from Gaggia. They did this with the series called “Wat” which was a collaboration between Victoria Arduino and the designer Luigi Caccia Dominoni. Famous models where the Unovat and the Supervat.
At this moment Victoria Arduino still builds commercial lever espresso machines like the Victoria Arduino Athena Leva and the Victoria Arduino White Eagle leva