In drafty spaces, heating reinforcements are a must. If you ask us, the trouble with space heaters is the lack of unoffensive-looking options. A last minute must-have-heat-at-desk purchase from a big box store can eventually lead to a landfill addition. So to avoid all that, we’ve researched a set of appealing space heaters designed to withstand your perceived and their planned obsolescence. Here are our picks.
Above: Some of the most attractive space heaters are designed by Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa for PlusMinusZero. The compact Ceramic Fan Heater D030 has a timer button for one, three, and six hours, and with two heat settings. The fan can be sourced new from sellers on eBay for $125.89. (Note that the heater is made for Japanese 100-volt electricity. To use safely in the US, use with a step-down transformer to convert the US 120-volt electricity to the Japanese 100-volt.) Above: For a single appliance that suits both your summer and winter climate control needs, the Dyson AMO4 Hot + Cool Heater Table Fan uses Air Multiplier technology to draw in surrounding air and heat the room quickly with long-range heat projection; $499.99 on Amazon. Read more about it in our post Design Sleuth: Dyson Hot + Cool Heater/Fan. Above: The Honeywell UberHeat Ceramic Space Heater (HCE200B) is available in black and white models. It heats with ceramic heating technology and has two heat settings; $37.99 at Do It Best. Above: The iSiLER Portable Indoor Ceramic Space Heater has a quiet design and a temperature range of 41 to 95 degrees and warms within seconds; $41.95 on Amazon. Above: The Stadler Form Anna Ceramic Heater provides ambient warmth with ceramic heating and two quiet speed levels. Designed for heating spaces up to 270 square feet in size, the heater is $99.99 at Target.
Above: The space age-looking award goes to the
Stadler Form Swizz Style Max Heater Fan. It’s both a fan and space heater and comes in bronze (shown) or red at Horne for $199.99. Above: Another designed by Naoto Fukasawa for PlusMinusZero, the Far-Infrared Electric Heater with Steam Function uses far infrared technology to heat the room. The large version is designed with steam technology (water can be poured in at the top) to prevent dryness; available for $144 at Japan Trend Shop. The small version is also available for $116. Note that the heater is made for Japanese 100-volt electricity. To use safely in the US, use with a step-down transformer to convert the US 120-volt electricity to the Japanese 100-volt.) Read more about the space heater in our post Surprisingly Elegant Space Heaters. Above: The Vornado Whole Room VHeater Heater in Vintage White has 2 heat settings and pivots for multi-directional heating; $129.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. Above: A third design by Naoto Fukasawa for PlusMinusZero, the Panel Heater gently warms up and radiates heat without air or sound. It’s available for $530 at Japan Trend Shop. Above: The DeLonghi Capsule Compact Ceramic Heater in White is lightweight and portable with 2 heat settings; $39.95 at DeLonghi. Above: The Crane Personal Space Heater comes in white or black and is designed to operate quietly; $29.70 at Amazon. Above: The Homeleader Electric Panel Heater has a black glass front and is designed with a 24 hour timer; $86.99 at Amazon.
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