It’s one thing to feel the warmth of a fire from a distance and something entirely different to touch it. That’s the idea from Natura, an innovative stove and winner of a 2017 RedDot Design Award.
The main body of the stove is composed of steel with cork profiles placed and fixed to its structure. These profiles are separated from the steel structure to prevent the cork from darkening over time. Aesthetically, it’s reminiscent of vintage steam radiators only with a modern material twist. The cork material also does double-duty as a security layer, allowing users to safely touch and feel the wood stove.
The idea of using cork as the main covering material arose from the desire to give the user the experience of touching the stove, thus having a better and greater perception of the heat. Cork gave a more natural touch and look to an industrial product and makes it look cozier and cuter, I think such a piece will easily fit a modern interior.