Kálha - low-tech life-saver stove-system

In 2011 270 people froze to death in Hungary: 112 outside, 158 in their homes without having any proper housing facilities. Poor people, who can afford only to live in favelas are mostly the victims of harsh weather conditions. This is a serious problem not only in Hungary but also in countries where people live under the poverty line and where temperature sometimes goes below 0 degrees Celsius.

For this reason, we designed a product for survival. Our aim was to help poor people and families who fight the wrath of winters and are forced to live in favelas. Kálha is made out of fireclay material that has very good heat preserving properties. It is made by local potters from local materials and the production cost reaches only up to a few Euros.

2012 - BraunPrize - Special prize

Moholy-Nagy University of Art And Design Budapest