Designers Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada took a look at how disconnected society has become with technology becoming more and more prevalent and decided to use fire as a means to bring people back together again. Their design, Faro, is a fireplace that aims to increase socializing by having a place to gather around.


The mini fireplace can be used indoors or outdoors with the use of an ethanol burner or regular wood for outside.


Exploring materials such as red clay, hammered copper and aluminum, the design evokes a feeling of those traditional wood stoves.


The various parts are made using different techniques and are produced in Portugal, Japan, and Italy.