a cooperation with a canadian artist leads mario zauner to washington d.c. after discovering that not only the united states entry requirements are tough, but the import of the materials, which
he brings from home, as well, the stove was finished in time and inaugurated together with 300 guests. "it has been an event!" says zauner.
in 2011, stove fitter Mario Zauner was to construct a conventional tiled stove in santa fe, new mexico. the tiles were manufactured by a canadian ceramist, with whom zauner worked before. the customer´s attention was brought to zauner via the internet and when zauner accepted the order, he had to leave europe and his two journeymen for one week in order to complete it.
mario zauner is thrilled to receive orders from abroad and happily takes time to carry them out, even though his capacity is being fully utilized in bavaria and austria.
if there is no chimney inside your house, or if your chimney is already very old and no longer functional, there is still the possibility of installing a stainless steel outside chimney. Such can
be set up easily and nearly everywhere.
from the insert, the flue gasses flow into a chamotted blower system. the chamotted part brings the desired storage heat and slowly emits it into the room through the plastered surface and tiles.
during the course of the preliminary consultation, the customer asked for a traditional tiled stove: long-lasting heat, hot water production for supplementary heating systems. we built a tiled stove with an insert, manufactured by brunner, and a kettle. the customer is able to manually switch between tiled stove operation (the hot gases flow into the chamotted part of the stove) and kettle operation (the hot gases instantly flow directly into the kettle). additionally we built in a heating start flap in order to better ensure a trouble-free working even at non-ideal outside temperatures.
after completion, a first test heating was done, so as to explain the most important aspects of such a tiled stove to the customer.
follow-on orders came in, and in the meantime a second tiled stove was set up in canada by master stove-fitter mario zauner. only an hour´s drive from toronto, a traditional white basic stove was
constructed in guelph (see photo). the tiles were handmade by canadian ceramist jessica steinhäuser of storehouse pottery.
toronto´s biggest daily newspaper, "the globe and mail", published an article about the austrian-canadian tiled stove (see link).
mario zauner hardly works with industrially produced tiles. approximately 90% of all the ones he uses are being handcrafted. due to his acquaintance with a canadian ceramic artist he was
contacted by a creation emigrant living in toronto. the man wanted to import the domestic for of healthy and sustainable warmth into his home in canada. after zauner had finished the stove, the
two of them fired it up immediately.