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.

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

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

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