The thought-provoking chair made a splash at the 2016 Milan Design Fair’s Dutch Design Pavilion held at Palazzo Turati. The chair’s hollow steel pipes, bent by hand, were welded together and powder coated for a clean white finish. When attached to a radiator, the chair fills up with hot water that heats the tubes to a comfortably warm temperature. Warm Me Up Scottie, or Scottie for short, can also be used both indoors and outdoors.
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“Initially, the chair was developed for people with reumatic [sic] problems, but the chair can be used by anyone who prefers to have her or his muscles warmed in winter,” wrote the designer. “Warmth therapy is one of the oldest health treatments and is very effective for low back aches.” While the chair is designed for winter use, it can also be used in summer when cold water is added to the pipes.
+ Hanneke De Leeuw
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