With this fireplace, created by the design student Gido Wahrmann, Carl Mertens is interpreting the archetype of fire completely new and brings “open fire” into the living area.
Two stainless steel cylinders take over the function of the burning logs. Together, they form, with a very unobtrusive bottom plate of shale, an extraordinary lighting object for which design lovers will have a burning desire.
The fireplace has an original character. In ancient times, it was necessary to survive and provided energy, light, and warmth and has always been quite fascinating for mankind. The new lighting object by Carl Mertens reminds of this archaic origin and creates a bonfire atmosphere for modern nomads.
Behind the reduced optics of the fireplace, there is a very sophisticated technique hidden away. The high quality manufactured cylinders (18.5 cm long and made from stainless steel) have glass fibre wicks. Those wicks suck the lamp oil out of a little tank which is hidden in the closed part of the cylinder and thus ensure evenly spread light. The length of the wick can be changed. The tank can be opened and refilled easily.
The stainless steel cylinders are positioned on a sealed shale plate which emphasizes the beautiful material.
The extraordinary lighting object has been created within the project “light in the table top area” which took place between two German design schools.
The uncommon creation by design student Gido Wahrmann brought enthusiasm to Carl Mertens. Wahrmann’s idea was immediately adopted and is now industrially produced in high quality stainless steel in the production halls of Solingen.