Allison - Kindle Living Patio Heater and Lamp by Arturo Fis

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Allison - Kindle Living

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Patio Heater and Lamp

INSPIRATION:
It’s pretty simple, really. I saw a need and set out to fill it. Sure, it’s a heart or lamp, but so much more. It’s lifestyle by way of mood, atmosphere, function and style. It’s a Cinderella transformation to a product that, until now, has been completely overlooked.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Allison Kindle Heater has transformed the unattractive, long outdated, approach of outdoor heating and given it a sense of beauty and elegance never before offered. Its design vastly improves heating performance; while lights, cocktail table, easy transport, and color options add to its captivating personality. The Allison is handmade in California from materials that are handsome, durable, and recyclable. The Allison Kindle Heater is style and glamour, ambiance and inspiration, heat, light, color and mood offered in ways you’ve never imagined before.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
• Function & design resulting in groundbreaking transformation • Improved, more uniform and pleasant, heating performance • Simple assembly and operation – push button electric start • Uncompromising commercial grade, highly efficient heating performance • Incredibly durable and virtually maintenance free • Made with recyclable & recycled materials, subscribing to "Green" initiatives • Patent and patent pending, award-winning concept • Handcrafted in Southern California by expert artisans

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Founded in Los Angeles, with design and manufacturing operations based out of Southern California, Kindle Living has transformed what people can come to expect in staying warm outdoors. Utility and design patents where filled on August of 2008. Testing took the better part of two years, with the first Kindle Heater being introduced in the Fall of 2010. Since then color choices and options have been added to include Li-Ion battery powered LED white and programable multi colored lights, cocktail tables, Dolly cart which makes moving log distances effortless, color trim rings that can be changed to match the decor, etc. The Kindle Living line has also expanded into a family of heaters and lights with different designs. Please visit our website - www.KindleLiving.com for more information. In the end, the Allison Kindle Heater is not only beautiful to behold, but works better than any other patio heater developed. Its easy to operate at the push of an igniter button, and the heat it provides is evenly distributed across your entire body (rather than just the top of your head) thanks to its revolutionary shade.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The marriage of function and design culminate in a groundbreaking transformation. Aside from its obvious sculptural appeal, the design of the Kindle Heater results in a more effective heating canopy. Instead of the heat dissipating as it rises, the shade directs it downward, using in a chimney-like effect, enveloping the user in consistent warmth that is softer, more pleasant, than with a stand-alone unit. Pilot re-lighting or uneven burner flame caused by the slightest breeze is mitigated as the shade acts as a shield that, like a hurricane lantern, protects the heater’s engine from the elements. Each shade is lined with a revolutionary, patented, Firewall Protection for added safety and improved performance. The Firewall in effect acts like a mirror, reflecting the heat across your entire body (rather than burning just your head), in an even, much more pleasant and effective manner than traditional heaters. It also withstands temperature burst in excess of 1000C! The Kindle Heater shells are made of 100% recyclable composite materials that had to also be developed to be highly heat, impact, dent, and scratch resistant, UV protected (so it wont fade in the sun), virtually chemical proof, and easy to clean for years of good looks. All Kindle Living components are handmade and assembled in Southern California.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions & Weight: 254 cm Tall x 114 cm Wide; 68 kg plus (optional) tank Ship Weight & Box Size: 113 x 113 x 103 cm; 95 kg CSA, UL, and CE Certified Heaters & Lights Firewall is a patented and certified fire barrier with the USA Fire Marshal's Office in California

TAGS:
Allison Patio Heater, Heat Lamp, Kindle Living

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Patio heaters were initially invented in the early part of the 1960's in Southern California. Despite it's enormous worldwide success, little meaningful development has taken place in last 50+ years, except for making the product cheap and virtually disposable after a season of use. The lack of product innovation, confirmed now by multiple utility and design patents applications and trademarks throughout the world, created a real opportunity to rethink what people should come to expect in terms of design and function from a patio heater. The beauty that is Kindle Living is easily apparent, creating the true magic of a "Cinderella" moment.

CHALLENGE:
In order to overcome it's mechanical as well as aesthetic shortcomings, new materials and manufacturing techniques had to either be created or adapted. As an example, our patented and certified Firewall shade liner can withstand the immense heat generated, with burst in excess of 1000C, while reflecting the infrared energy a manner that greatly improves heating performance and user comfort. The composite resins that make the body and shade, for instance, are specially formulated to our specifications to withstand the tremendous heat, while being durable, friendly to the environment, easy to maintain, virtually chemical proof, UV sun protected, and of course beautiful. All told, some 6 years have now been dedicated to the ideation, development, testing, certification, and branding of what we now call Kindle Living.

ADDED DATE:
2013-09-26 16:56:42

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Arturo Fis

IMAGE CREDITS:
Team Kindle Living & Arturo Fis

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.KindleLiving.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Kindle Living

PROFILE:
It’s a Heated Revolution! Kindle Living sets the tone for a modern redo of an outdated standard, and we’ve always dreamed of a Cinderella moment. The Kindle Heater is a heater and a lamp, yes, but not just that. It’s mood and atmosphere, function and style. It’s awareness of what matters most, good taste certainly, but also lifestyle. Talk about a revolutionary concept! Our products are the first of their kind in an industry that has remained basically unchanged since the 1960’s. We set out to redefine an industry and realized we were blazing a trail. Let us set the scene… The Kindle Heater is beauty and elegance, ambiance and inspiration, heat, light, color and mood performed in ways you’ve never imagined before. Her gentle curves and clean lines may make you the envy of friends but it’s her devotion to keeping you. To view to view us in a variety of settings is to understand its ability to move seamlessly from the grand to the intimate, from the modern to the traditional, subtle to bold. Not just a pretty face! Sure looks great, but let’s not forget our commitment to function. The shade’s draft protection means no more fighting the igniter to stay lit while protecting the heater engine from the elements and buffering wind. Both contribute to consistent heat and uniform distribution resulting in goodness of warmth exactly where you expect it. Simple to assemble, highly durable, and easy to maintain, they are always ready to keep you warm at the push of a button. With an eye toward environmental impact and support of local partners, our products are all hand made in Southern California and constructed using a healthy measure of recycled and 100% recyclable materials.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Allison-Kindle Living Patio Heater and Lamp by Arturo Fis is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Allison-Kindle Living Patio Heater and Lamp by Arturo Fis is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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