The Kindle Glow: Let there be light, as well as warmth
The Kindle Glow makes such a strong first impression -- modern, playful, irreverent -- you almost need to ask twice: That's a space heater? Yes, it is.
David Tannenbaum, managing director of L.A.-based Kindle Living, says the idea originated from party rental customers, including brides who wanted to keep guests warm but hated the industrial look of typical heaters. Now, as more yards are being turned into round-the-clock outdoor living spaces, the company sees a market for outdoor heaters with the visual appeal of indoor furnishings.
The Kindle Glow's composite shell can stand up to high temperatures, and the
shade "canopies" heat better than traditional heaters, Tannenbaum says.
A battery-powered base illuminates in a choice of
colors. The piece recently won a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum
Museum of Architecture and Design.
-- Times staff
Photo courtesy of Kindle Living.