Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The fireplace

The fireplace

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The fireplace

Ornamented heating stoves are in display in this advertisement from 1897. Photo: Anna Gerdén.

The fireplace

Design of a tiled stove, part of Carl Johan Cronstedt’s (1709-1777) collection of technical drawings at the National Museum of Science and Technology. Photo: Anna Gerdén.

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The fireplace

The fireplace is one of the very earliest innovations of all. It has provided heat, light and the ability to cook food. Throughout history it has also come to symbolise human fellowship and spirituality.

The early fireplace was the heart of the home. In the 1400s fireplaces came with open hearths, flues and chimneys. From the mid-1700s stoves were used in domestic settings and at the end of the 1800s the iron range arrived.

The fireplace as a gathering spot has been replaced by the central position of the TV in many homes. In the 1980s the fire video arrived — “live and easy entertainment for all occasions". Virtual fires soon were made available in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround stereo.

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