These are freestanding, outdoor gas heaters resembling, in extra large size, a stylish table lamp. The Kindle Heaters, made by Southern California-based Kindle Living, are offered in a range of mood-generating designs and even colors, as seen in the photo. The obelisk-shaped heater in the center, the Sierra — and we love this one — is a limited edition piece crafted of "responsibly grown" African Mahogany, inspired by the dramatic California coastline. You would never know a gas tank is hidden in there. All of the heaters feature sustainable design and materials, and there is one style that is actually a lamp with a rechargeable battery.
It is easy to look at these heaters in a context of a display and think, yeah, these are funky. In a real world design application however, they can really dress up a rooftop lounge and bring the personality of the hotel and its guests, not to mention a little extra warmth, to the outdoors.
[Photo: Analee Cole for HotelChatter]