Before I tell you any more about Piet, let's lay it all out on the table: Sadly, this sweet little ethanol-burning fireplace is not available for sale. It's the master's thesis project of Fredrik Cavallius, who wanted to create a portable, chimney-free indoor stove. Maybe if we all love it enough, Cavallius will find a way to produce them? Details after the jump...
Behind Piet's brass reflector, which creates a warm, golden light, there's a layer of rockwool insulation, which keeps the ceramic egg-shaped shell from getting too hot to place near walls or furniture. Because the fireplace burns ethanol instead of wood, it produces no smoke or smell, which makes it convenient for small-space living.
We're curious about just how much heat the fireplace actually provides... but at the very least it makes a lovely mod lamp with a romantic, flickering light source. Perfect for mood lighting in the corner of a bedroom or dining room.
(Images: Fredrik Hyltén Cavallius)