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