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Sauna Habits / More sustainable sauna stove

Sauna Habits
Sauna Habits

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2018

Sauna Habits

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2018

According to different sources, traditional sauna stoves have one of the highest emission factors among residential heating appliances. Suggested solution aims to achieve more sustainable way of taking sauna without losing the traditional experience of wood burning stoves. The inner structure of the stove makes the airflow circulate inside to provide a better heat exchange and effectively burn combustible gases and particulates. The core is made of fireproof concrete, that resists temperatures high enough to achieve almost total combustion of wood. Its properties to accumulate and radiate heat for long time allow using less wood.

It is such a great inspiration and honor to have this project featured by the jury! I was enjoying the design process a lot, and I am glad to have a possibility to expose the outcome.
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University

Aalto University

Aalto University
Helsinki, Finland

Marina Baranova,
Aalto University