Swedish Tiled Stove made-to-measure
A custom made tiled stove
A custom made tiled stove is designed and produced taking into consideration all the individual needs of the client. It’s made from the highest quality raw-materials, and it’s the climax of artisanship. The lines, angularity and roundness of designing are specified in the custom made tiled stove. The hatches are bought or commissioned from the blacksmith. The structure and colouring are carefully defined in the coating. Perhaps one is looking for strong contrasts or pleasant lightness, or perhaps discreet softness. The surface might be either delightfully smooth or rurally rough. One can also adjust brightness, paleness and transparency of the tile as well as the mottledness in a tile or in the entirety.
We are not into compromises. All the details have been carefully considered all the way to the finished stove. Only an imagination is the limit, and of course the impression one wants as well as the atmosphere one wants to create.
When the client makes an order, someone at Helsinge will sit down with him (or speak on the phone if that is preferred) and goes through the wishes and vision of the creation. The wishes of the client are mapped out by presenting him/her with possibilities regarding for example colour, proportion and coating, The client is also shown pictures of finished tiled stoves.
The designer then commences his work by putting into perspective the wishes of the client and the possibilities, as well as his own vision by drawing sketches. The designer then presents the client with the drawings and the client chooses the one he/she likes the best. The colours, proportions and style and defined more carefully
If the final drawings are still short of what the client desires, the sketch drawing will be changed until they represent the will of the client and thus become the final draft.
The designer then takes the draft to the traditional tile maker and starts to think about the execution with the tile master. The designer draws the model-drawings that are needed of both the tiled stove and every single tile that is different from the rest. The decoration patterns are drafted.
The client then receives the model drawings, decoration topics and hue-palette, and he/she can still make final alterations if needed.
When everything is agreed upon, the mold maker proceeds to make the clay-molds, and the traditional tile maker makes the tile stove oven tiles based on those molds. The client receives the chosen colours on test blocks (tiles) that have been burned in the kiln.
When the tiles have dried, received a glazing and been burned, they are sent to the client.
The delivery time for a custom made tiled stove oven is several months, depending on the chosen tile stove.
A custom made stove is collaboration that combines the dream of the client, artistic creativity and the skill of the artisan. Everything is approved by the client. This gives the greatest satisfaction.
“A masterpiece awakens amazement. The patterns and measurements are transferred from paper to clay, and tiles of the stove. The colours and patterns are brought to life. It’s impossible not to admire beauty. It is most amazing to experience that creative process from a drawing to the lovely smell of roasting of the burned clay. A perfect metamorphosis”