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Wood Fireplace


Peter Kalsberger, Austria

Honourable Mention
The original Lodenofen is a wood fireplace with a unique textile surface. Loden fabric has been made in the Austrian Alps from sheep’s wool for over a hundred years. Its soft, smooth form lends the Lodenofen a pleasing timelessness and permanence. The horizontal structure in combination with the fine Loden and matt-black metal surfaces gives it the appearance of a design element in any room. The wood fire behind the panoramic door to the combustion chamber exudes cosy warmth.

Statement by the jury

»A remarkable combination of innovation and tradition, as well as state-of-the-art technology and natural materials, impart an exceptional degree of aesthetics to this stove.«