An Italian-made space heater functions as much as furniture for an antidote to our tech-infused homes

A new space heater has been designed for use beyond the cooler, winter months and throughout the year. The designers decided no not only create a device that can cool as well as it can heat but also can act as a piece of furniture that wouldn't look out of place in the home.

The Astro was designed by Luca Nichetto and is produced by the Italian Tubes Radiatori design firm. The team there says:

It is a thermo ventilator, an air purifier, a furnishing element: it is a small spaceship which is about to take flight, to explore the space and then land.

For the team here at PSFK, it provides inspiration into how product designers can help us balance the aesthetic and functionality of homes that seem to be inundated with technology.

Tubes Radiatori

A new space heater has been designed for use beyond the cooler, winter months and throughout the year. The designers decided no not only create a device that can cool as well as it can heat but also can act as a piece of furniture that wouldn't look out of place in the home.

The Astro was designed by Luca Nichetto and is produced by the Italian Tubes Radiatori design firm. The team there says:

It is a thermo ventilator, an air purifier, a furnishing element: it is a small spaceship which is about to take flight, to explore the space and then land.