WOOD STOVE

Now here is a great design for a stove by the Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. Designed for ‘Top Third Ventures’, it answers issues faced in the developing world.

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The Baker Cookstove (as it is known) is for low-income households in developing countries. The design intends to improve the health of users who are exposed to intoxicating carbon-dioxide fumes whilst using existing stoves (called ‘Three-Stones-Fire’) which are extremely inefficient and hazardous. The need for lots of wood means children are often sent on long journeys to collect it (some journeys take all day and children cannot even attend school).

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Recent tests (at the University of Nairobi) showed a 56% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions (with a 38% reduction in dangerous smoke particles). The stove itself is made of recycled aluminium and bright colours are suggestive of traditional African cookware. Keeping the use of wood also means that cultural tradition remains intact and users are not alienated. This is really good design across the board! Enjoy the vid!

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