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STOVE DESIGNED FOR MEDIUM & LARGE SAUNAS
Mantle interprets the traditional simplicity, materiality and aesthetics of finnish sauna culture. It is a wood-burning stove with a ceremonial approach to pouring water over the stones from a sphere suspended above the stones.
DESIGNED AS A COMPLIMENT TO FINNISH SAUNA
Mantle was designed in Finland based on visiting and experiencing both historical and modern interpretations of Finnish sauna culture.
"Steam or vapour created by throwing water on the stones of the stove"
TRADITION & INNOVATION
Whilst Mantle pays respect to traditions through its wood-burning principal and materiality, the interaction and function is subtly reimagined to enhance the ritualistic quality watering the stones to create steam (LÖYLY).
SIMPLE FORM & EFFICIENT FUNCTION
The simple geometric form serves both the aesthetics and the function. The cubical body offers a large inner volume, and the front panel offers various access options from adding wood to maintenance.
EXPLORING FINNISH SAUNA CULTURE
'SAUNA AS A TEMPLE FOR THE MIND'
Experimenting with a sauna design to embody the idea of sauna being a temple for the mind. Inspired by Corbusier's La Tourette and his ability to disarm the mind in a minimal interior.