Iittala, 2011

Kaasa Fireplace was a freestanding fireplace project born out of the success of the original Iittala Fireplace. Its name is based on the Finnish word “kasa,” which traditionally means “pile or bunch,” but also refers to an ancient beacon that was historically used as an important navigation tool for sailors. Much like beacons of light at sea can instantaneously draw in the complete attention of sailors, Suppanen intended for Kaasa Fireplace to be reminiscent of an open fire and command that same attention in any interior space. The flame of Kaasa Fireplace is housed by an outer layer of mouth-blown glass situated on a steel base.

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