Fredrik Hyltén-Cavallius’s Piet Stove: A Cure for the Cold

A new kind of space heater? With cold weather rapidly approaching (despite this week’s short-term hiatus), 3Rings is looking for new ways to warm up. Piet is a free-standing, chimney-free indoor stove by Fredrik Hyltén-Cavallius that deviates from the standard utilitarian aesthetic.   A smooth eliptical form resting on a five legs, the stove takes its name from Piet Hein, the Danish architect and mathematician responsible for making the ellipse popular back in the sixties.

Piet. Designed by Fredrik Hyltén-Cavallius.

With an internal brass reflector that rebounds light, Piet offers the enchantment of a disco ball in sophisticated modern packaging. The brass reflector, made from folded sheet metal, enhances the visual impression of the flame making it look much larger without necessitating the use of more fuel.  Glamour aside, the pragmatics of the piece are selling points in their own right.  Piet burns ethanol rather than wood, thereby giving off no smoke or soot, so that stained walls and ceilings, chimney cleanings and various other issues are expunged with this innovation.  The free-standing piece can be positioned just about anywhere, including near walls and furniture, because of the layer of rock wool fire insulation between the reflector  and the outer ceramic shell.




From the living room to the bathroom or kitchen, Piet adds ambience anywhere.  Whether you’re soaking in the bath,  curling up with a romance novel or channeling Julia Childs, the flickering flame and warm golden glow have a similar effect to mood lighting.

The Piet Indoor stove serves as an extension of the egg theme that has seemed to proliferate on 3Rings lately: from Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel’s Egg Chair to the Culla Sinuè crib designed by Daniela Avalrto, the Aveo Collection bath manufactured by Villeroy & Boch, the Ovalia Egg Chair designed by Henrik Thor-Larsen and lastly the LOMME bed designed by Günther Thöny.

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