Given the option, we’d never choose an electric heater over a roaring fire.
But you don’t always get your first pick in life.
So Dutch design studio Springtime set about designing a modern fire pit that's both environmentally friendly and accessible to those who might not have the capability to have fires at home.
Stov (2 images)
For now just a concept, the genius of Stov is that it’s essentially a repackaged household item: the humble space heater. But it’s hard to imagine huddling around a flimsy metal radiator with a few close friends as anything other than depressing.
Not so with Stov. The one thing it’s missing? The campfire smoke smell that lingers after late-night fireside chats.
There's probably a gas-station air freshener that can fix that, though.