In an increasingly individualistic society, in which the massive use of technology is slowly atomizing us, we propose an object which aims to gather people, both physically and mentally, around the presence of the fire element.
FARO is a mini fireplace that can be placed either indoors or outdoors, through the use of an ethanol burner.
We want to explore a different way of using this fire source. By selecting materials such as red clay, hammered copper and aluminium, we wanted to evoke the memory of the traditional wood-stove.
The user may optionally choose wood instead of ethanol when placing FARO outdoors.
The different componests featured in this product were produced in Portugal, Japan and Italy, using different craft techniques, such as red clay pottery, hammered copper and wrought iron.
2013 // In collaboration with Ryosuke Fukusada. Availabe for edition.
Photos by Alfredo Dante Vallesi