daily photo: central heating coat

mantelheizung warm outdoor seating at Christmas market in Berlin
This fabulous contraption is part of an art installation that provided outdoor heated seating at the Christmas Market at the Kulturbrauerei – and trust me, the day I went you wanted heated seating! There was a big boiler steaming away and heating up the radiators and about 6 “chairs” set up in a circle inviting you sit on top of a warm radiator while wrapped up in a big heavy coat. It’s a really clever idea and it was indeed very cozy to sit there and watch people walk by, especially with the umbrella overhead to keep out the snow/rain…

A little googling has revealed that the sculpture is titled Mantelheizung and was built in 2004 by Maja Explosiv and several other artists. You can find more info and pics at her site here.

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