“Gathering Heat” is a free standing, bio-ethanol fireplace designed for our innate instinct of gathering around sources of warmth. Its form plays on the dynamic movements of the campfire, historically a signifier of heat and sustained life. In the past, fire kept us warm and predators at bay, while today its heat remains along with its ability to draw us together. “Gathering Heat” is made of materials that uniquely employ heat in their production such as the hand-carved, lava stone base and the slumped, smoke glass centerpiece.
Gathering Heat is part of a series of objects designed to reintroduced the fire and is various roles back into our modern homes in safe and beautiful ways. The collection of work is an ode to the fire and the lively conversations that grew around it.