The Tuchofen proceeds from the traditional concept of the tiled stove, giving once again a concrete location to the source of warmth in a home, which these days is usually concealed. The Tuchofen serves as warmth’s visible point of origin, albeit swathed in ceramic drapery. Cloth not only provides warmth, but conceals something, removing it from view, thus creating a mystery that nevertheless remains conspicuously present. Cloth is an iconic metaphor for mystery – the unknown. Here it reflects the furnace as a place shrouded in myth and legend. The shroud is a mediator of mystery and embodies the enigmatic fascination surrounding fire since time immemorial.