An Igloo Keeps You Warm, and So Does an Egloo | NONAGON.style
An Igloo Keeps You Warm, and So Does an Egloo

An Igloo Keeps You Warm, and So Does an Egloo

Taking Kickstarter by storm, Italian Art-focused start up seeks to warm your hands and heart

Isobel McKenzie
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Isobel McKenzie
on November 24th 2017
Originally from London, she is enthralled with the majestic collection of curves and lines that make up the British capital. It's fascinating to see how modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks muddle together in every city. Her Instagram feed @Isobel_McKenzie is usually full of spiral staircases and tall buildings.
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Dome shaped and glowing, the Egloo is a curious creation. In the age of technology where everything is WiFi-enabled, USB plug-in or battery operated, Italian studio Art is Therapy created the Egloo by going back to basics.

Artisan workshops in Italy are the starting point for the Egloo heaters. Domes are created on a potter’s wheel, crafted and painted in the artists’ studio.

 

Check out the video below to see the wheel in action.

Artist workshop in Italy | NONAGON.style
Egloo in production | NONAGON.style

The Egloo Kickstarter campaign has seen the project soar in the last few weeks, and production has begun on painting the intricate designs for ceramic domes.

Egloos all fired up and ready for glazing | NONAGON.style

There are a few components to the Egloo. A terracotta base holds a metal frame, where candles or burning refills sit. A grill rests on top, which allows air into the chamber. Heat generates and spreads to the external chamber, turning the Egloo into a mini heater. It can reach to a temperature of 180° C (that’s 356° F).

Egloo components | NONAGON.style

They’ve even begun to paint the Egloos in different patterns and styles.

Speckled white and black egloo dome | NONAGON.style
Egloo sits on the shelf | NONAGON.style

It’s surprising to me how warm a heater can get from just a few candles. We at the NONAGON.style office can see how this would be a great addition to the patio table at winter time, or even as a low cost way to heat your home this winter.

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