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The development of fire furniture.

Interview with my colleague Bart van de Vendel about the design of the freestanding gas fire Tourmaline. A piece of furniture containing two seats underneath the fire, that can be stored inside the hearth, if the fire is off.

One of the first things Elke focused on before starting the design is the desire to get together, sitting around a campfire enjoying the flames and warmth.
The Trimline Tourmaline has perfectly recreated this unique experience in the home.

“A fireplace in your home should always look fantastic, even if the fire is turned off.”


Introducing Elke van Raamsdonk

Tourmaline design

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The colored stools at the bottom give the fireplace an extra dimension. Easy to reach and versatile to use. The fabric colors match the natural materials of the fireplace. The natural brown color of bark on the crackling logs in the fireplace. And the fiery red color of the flickering flames. Designed with the desire of a warm get-together.

Leaflet for the introduction of the Tourmaline Freestanding gasfire.

The beautifully designed Trimline Tourmaline is the result of the creative talents of Elke van Raamsdonk. Her fire for design lit at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. One of the world’s leading design schools, at the department focusing on products that enhance human well-being. Her passion for design is triggered by her desire to make the world a happier and a more beautiful place. With subtle adjustments, Elke knows how to give products a feminine touch. Softness, refinement and playfulness characterize her designs.

“It’s not only a fireplace, it’s a piece of furniture. It’s a creation like no other.”

Introducing Elke van Raamsdonk

Tourmaline design

Watch the full 6 min. interview about fire furniture
Tourmaline in my portfolio

Check out the development of the Tourmaline on my portfolio page.

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