Egloo is a candle-powered solution for heating your room, taking advantage of features of terracotta. It stores the heat and slowly and gradually releases it by radiation, even after it blows out. The idea was conceived by Marco Zagaria, a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and is available via his Indiegogo campain here.
Egloo is composed by four elements: the base, the grill and the two domes. The base offers a space for the positioning of the candles that, once you light them up, will warm the domes up. There is a metal grill placed on the base, serving as a support for the domes. It makes a space to let the air in, necessary for the combustion of the candles. For the well-functioning of the Egloo only five or six candles are needed. With an average duration of five hours they are enough to warm up a 30mq room.
The thinner dome, placed centrally on the base, stores a high rate of heat, that is conveyed to the external dome; the dome’s air intake facilitate the outgoing of the warm air stored between the covers, allowing thermal exchange with the environment.