sauna stove

This stove was designed focusing on the spiritual personality that inanimate objects contain, speculating the nature of the spirit that the stove might house with years of use. The patina is a naturally occurring oxidation that happens on the surface of the metal when a fire is burned inside, a physical manifestation of the spirit of the stove. Considering the inherent contradictions between the industrial and traditional, the stove was inspired by both ubiquitous industrially made objects like the moka pot and smokey joe barbeque, and the traditional wood fired sauna stove.