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Econo-HeatI just walked downstairs and noticed a strange-looking square against the wall in our office. Turns out, it’s our new Econo-Heat heater.

It, however, was no ordinary heater.

Heat CirculationUnlike the typical coiled radiator or fan-based heater, Econo-Heat has an unusually slim, touchable, and modern design. Even better, it uses fire-safe and energy-efficient convection heating technology, costing you a mere 3 cents an hour on your energy bill. Plug it into a standard outlet, and you’ve got instant Modernist heating. All for about about 80 bucks.

Oh, did I mention you can paint it to match your room? That’s almost as cool as my new Wii. Almost.

Thanks to Rick Rankin, DDO’s project manager extraordinaire, for discovering this.


  • Brian Crescimanno

    gravatarFeb 16, 2007
    7:55 am

    The real question; however, is how well does it work at keeping the room warmer? It almost sounds too good to be true–but if it makes a real difference I’ll pick one up!

  • Philip

    gravatarFeb 16, 2007
    11:38 am

    doesn’t design have to be blatant and impractical? like these entertaining examples: http://www.designboom.com/contest/view.php?contestpk=14&itempk=10307&p=3

  • Robert

    gravatarFeb 16, 2007
    10:27 pm

    Woah, that is cool. Seems to be safe for young kids too. Must add this to my 2007 christmas list.

  • Chanpory

    gravatarFeb 23, 2007
    12:17 pm

    I’ve also heard of someone getting multiple ones and lining them up for more warmth. But also it makes a nice Modernist looking installation.

  • Nabeel

    gravatarMar 14, 2007
    11:04 am

    I bought a heater from Target, because winter in Chicago was really brutal. But sadly, it doesn’t warm up the room as i expected .. dangittt

    Nabeel http://nabeelzeeshan.blogspot.com