Heat your room for 10 cents a day! Using candles will never be the same.
Marco Zagaria is a student of Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and he is recently started a campaign on Indiegogo. This is his first crowd-funding experience, and he started this path because he want to make his ideas real, with the aim of designing new ones.
Egloo is conceived for contrasting continuous waste of electricity used for warming domestic rooms, offering, as a option, a candle-powered way that provides a cheaper and more ecological energy, taking advantage of features of terracotta that stores the heat and slowly and gradually releases it by radiation, even after it blows out.
How is it made:
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 four candles are needed. With an average duration of five hours they are enough to warm up a 20mq 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.
How to use it:
Behind the project Egloo there is a team that works with passion, focusing on quality, and it strongly believes that anyone who dares wins.
Using Egloo is simple. It takes only the positioning of the four candles on the base and the insertion of the grill on which the domes must be placed.
After only five minutes Egloo is ready.