Italian design student creates cheap heating alternative

Just in time for the cooler climates the Northern hemisphere is experiencing, one student from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome has come up with a product to warm rooms for a fraction of the cost.

Egloo is a candle-powered heating device that uses terracotta to store heat and release it gradually instead of using electricity. Named for its resemblance to the shape of an igloo, Egloo has four main pieces: the base, the grill and two domes. The user positions four candles on the base, lights them and adds the grill which is then covered by two domes. The device is ready to go in as little as five minutes.

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