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SCHOTT solutions no. 2/2009 > Interview

”More emotion inside the room”

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On behalf of Spartherm, the European supplier of fireplaces and stoves, Michael Lammel, the owner of the award-winning German design agency noa, developed the design for the fireplace insert “Linear Arte Wh” that is equipped with Robax® glass-ceramic – and thus established a new trend.

solutions: Mr. Lammel, how did you come up with the idea of the wave shape?

Lammel: We were looking for futuristic solutions – in the best interest of our customers, of course. While doing so, we constantly looked at new directions in society, design and architecture. We wanted to leave well-trodden paths and minimalist, straightforward approaches to create emotional and sculptural solutions. With the wave, the fire softly arches out of the wall. And more emotion and fascination enters the room as a result.

solutions: Has the design caught on ?

Lammel: At this year’s ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, it nearly allowed us to establish a countertrend to the reduced fireplace design that is often seen. We’re quite confident that we will be able to influence the market with this in the years to come. Especially when it comes to the living room, the trend is moving towards feeling comfortable and creating emotions. <|