Tripod - Fireplace ( Wamsler Metropolitan fireplace)
The product is one of the three fireplaces that were found to be mass-producable after the open competition Wamsler SE held in 2010 for the new design of their Béta fireplace-base. My work began with research: I realised that the market of fireplaces is pretty dull. Almost every designer works with hard, cubic shapes placed on the ground, in dim, dark colors.
I decided to break with this tradition and work on a nicer, colorful fireplace. I wanted to give it a shape which captures your imagination at first sight. So I placed the body on three legs, making it more ethereal and light. Thanks to its cylindric shape it’s easy to walk around, and it also gives a nice view from every point. Also, formerly you could’t imagine a fireplace placed in the middle of the room – but this design allows it.