Feyer (pronounced “fire”) is a heating system designed to be an alternative to central heating systems. It captures and utilizes the traditional rituals and technologies of localized heating.

Feyer was created during a semester project at the Weißensee School of Art and Design and has been exhibited at the traveling exhibition “Ceramics and its Dimensions”.

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concept und form finding
The semester project started with a discourse about the possible applications of ceramics beyond table tools.
To me, ceramic as a material is especially remarkable due to its history and properties in regards to dealing with heat and water: It is tough, hygienic and able to store heat for long periods.
Because of this, I started by exploring with modular systems that play with the localized application of water and heat. Here in the form of tiles.
To create a localized but also movable method of heating, I started designing a heater with dispensable ceramic disks.
The result of this concept are dispensable ceramic disks that are stored in and heated by a metal rack.
These heated ceramic disks are able to provide heat for hours, making them ideal for heating your bed, body and also food and beverages. If the disks are fired in a special way, they also become able to store water, making them a source of humidity.
I turned the first prototype disks by hand in order to test and balance weight and heat storing properties.
A two part molding tool was build in order to press the final disks.
The plaster molding tools were CNC milled.
The disks’ clay contained a high amount of chamottes, which increase their structural integrity.
A disk’s surface after molding.
The heating metal rack consists of easily manufacturable pipes.
The pipes were bend, CNC milled, welded and lastly sandblasted.
Feyer can be mounted on the wall…
…or be standing on the floor.
Simon von Schmude