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Here are eight awarded products that get you in the mood for the cold season

From warm table mats to romantic candles, vibrating pillows and Co.

The days are getting shorter and colder. A new season has just started, and we look forward to spending more time at home, especially now, when it is difficult to meet friends in homely bars and cafes. Let’s just say it like this: Our home plays a very important role as a place of rest, relaxation and delight.

We have put together a selection of award-winning products from this year's iF DESIGN AWARD, which should make your home even more comfortable and cozy.

1. This 'Smart Pillow' is perfect for fans of tingling ASMR sounds that activate your pleasure response.

1. This 'Smart Pillow' is perfect for fans of tingling ASMR sounds that activate your pleasure response.

Design and manufacturer: WINIADIMCHAE Co., Ltd. (South Korea)

In the face of sleepiness and lethargy, this smart pillow sounds like a remedy for our well-being. Sleepy stone maintains a technology that creates warm temperature and slight vibration. The most intriguing feature might be the built-in speakers. They play white noise and soothing ASMR sounds, and just imagining this gives us goosebumps.

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2. Make your candle light dinner last all winter long with this stylish 'flame lamp'.

2. Make your candle light dinner last all winter long with this stylish 'flame lamp'.

Design and manufacturer: Lovinflame (Taiwan)

We love it when warm, soft light of candles pervades the living room as it provides a romantic and relaxing mood that we so much desire during the cold season. The wick of Lovinflame Passion Glass Candle even burns for more than 2,000 hours. It is also claimed to be clean-burning and wind-resistant due to a stainless-steel wick and water-soluble, non-toxic fuel.

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3. Be a couch potato, but a playful one on this 'sofa'.

3. Be a couch potato, but a playful one on this 'sofa'.

Design: Claudio Bellini Design+Design (Italy) / Alloso (South Korea)
Manufacturer: Alloso (South Korea)

Do you want to watch a movie or simply snuggle with you partner? If so, sit down on Querencia. It is a curvy, modern and organic modular sofa, which means that you can arrange it in any combination – and even create a heart shape.

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4. This stove 'Contura 800 Style' warms you up, you'll probably spend time in front of it until you fall asleep.

4. This stove 'Contura 800 Style' warms you up, you'll probably spend time in front of it until you fall asleep.

Design: Myra Industriell Design (Sweden) / rahe+rahe design GbR (Germany)
Manufacturer: Contura NIBE AB (Sweden)

Today, it is rather unusual to find a fireplace in each room. However, the stove industry takes good care of your design needs. This stove series Contura 800 Style includes several innovations like a booster function that brings embers back to life or handles that remain cool even when the stove is hot.

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5. Have a pleasing cup of tea with the 'Pocket Tea Set' – even when you are on the road

5. Have a pleasing cup of tea with the 'Pocket Tea Set' – even when you are on the road

Design: Xiamen Ganwoo Technology Co, Ltd. (China)
Manufacturer: Xiamen Singularity Ehome Technology (China)

The Pocket Tea Set might delight tea lovers with happiness and allows them a break from daily stress – its minimalist and elegant design gives it away. The most intriguing aspect here is probably that tea can be filtered from the pot easily in all directions thanks to a row of filter holes arranged at 360 degrees use.

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6. Drift away with music by turning on the gold awarded 'Braun Audio LE Series'.

6. Drift away with music by turning on the gold awarded 'Braun Audio LE Series'.

Design: Braun GmbH (Germany)
Manufacturer: Pure Europe GmbH (Austria)

This speaker series is the perfect marriage of minimalist design and technology at the cutting edge. The only thing missing for your next aural adventure is your smartphone which you can connect via wi-fi streaming with the Braun Audio LE Series. Other features include hands-free voice control, stereo paring and multiroom functionality.

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7. Make yourself comfortable with the stylish 'Turtleneck hot water sack'

7. Make yourself comfortable with the stylish 'Turtleneck hot water sack'

Design and manufacturer: Hangzhou Xinxuan E-Commerce Co., Ltd. (China)

If you ever asked yourself how you cleverly fill a hot water bottle without suffering from a burned hand or wrist, this product shows a way out of this problem. The Turtleneck hot water sack has a flappable spout and acts as a funnel when the spout is set upright. On top of that, this hot water bottle is a perfect match to your turtleneck sweater.

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8. Your wrists will love this 'warm tablet mat'.

8. Your wrists will love this 'warm tablet mat'.

Design and manufacturer: Ningbo xinke Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. (China)

This heating pad claims to heat your desk in just ten seconds. Your wrists and hands will stay comfortably warm, regardless whether you are busy using the keyboard or writing a letter. This warm table mat is based on a far-infrared radiation technology. The pad material is graphene-based, spill-proof and easy to clean in case you are clumsy with beverages.

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(published in November 2020)