PORSCHE DESIGN STUDIO - Fireplace Magic

Porsche Design Studio has designed, for a Dutch company Safretti, a mysterious small fireplace Tekto…

At first glance, the fireplace’s diminutive size camouflages its real purpose. Its secret is not revealed until the outside of the plate is gently pressed. As if by magic it then opens up like a crevice which the fire comes out of. The object conjures up archaic associations with the earth’s crust breaking open and fire in the centre of the earth.

When it comes to designing timeless contemporary fireplaces, Safretti has a clear advantage, as they combine the warmth of fire with modern design. It has the mesmerizing impact of a real fireplace, without the need of chimney, and can be placed anywhere, to suit the need of the interior design and practicality.

 

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