‘Berlin’ Rotating Fireplace – is a truly modern wood-burning flue stove. With a steel base and glass door to contain the fire, this unique fireplace can actually rotate 360 degrees to the desired direction, warming you wherever you are in the room. With glass shelves above, it doubles as a display unit for more than the fire. Its German manufacturer, Max Blank, makes another model, the ‘Niagara’, with a built-in waterfall that can be controlled via remote.
The ‘Berlin’ model doesn’t come cheap, though, and should set you back around $9000 (7370 €).
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.