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Space heaters are definitely popular out here in Chicago, with it being constantly cold outside that comes as no surprise. It would appear as though quite a lot of people are conscious of having one in their living space that doesn’t fit the aesthetic of the room and for that reason alone will have their guests suffer. Thankfully Jang Junyoung is to the rescue with his Cube Heater.

Embodying the minimal South Korean aesthetic, Cube Heater has a rather simple and clean design aesthetic with some carefully chosen CMF decisions that accent this gorgeous product. From the dimple where the power enters the product to the polycarbonate plinth the space heater sits on – the Cube Heater is a welcome addition to any living space.

The Cube Heater needed an effective visual indicator because of course, the light from the hot wire cannot physically pass to the outside of the device. Jang used a single LED but thought about how we could verify the operation in different directions and angles. This lead to the elegant yet simple addition of the cloudy plastic base. This is why the Cube Heater is wonderfully simple, the upper cube is a structure that can generate heat, and the lower cue is a simple structure without any device – South Korean design at its finest.

Designer: Jang Junyoung

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