I was cycling through town one cold evening when I saw several people sitting outside on a terrace, shivering in the cold while smoking their cigarettes and I thought: “if only they had a heated bench to sit upon”.
Thus the idea was born to let warmed up water circulate through a bench and using a fire basket as its heat source.
A bench was made, tested and adapted… and tested again ultimately resulting in the EDDYBOY.
This concept lead to collaboration between EDDYBOY and Bar pour Boire/Life is Art. Alec Nierinck (owner/entrepreneur) was very enthusiastic about the idea, but due to lack of space the terrace could not house the fire basket. The solution was to connect the bench indirectly to the central heating system. Just plug and play!
Interested in seeing the EDDYBOY at work?
Bar Pour Boire, wine bar: Heated terrace, quality wines and chats in a cosy environment
Glamping Ecochique, camping: At the edge of the forest you can enjoy this luxury camping in all tranquillity. Determine the rhythm and experience this beautiful romance between comfort and nature.
EDDYBOY in the media
On a smaller scale, but still flying the flag for the environment, is Eduard Bartels who has produced an eco-novelty – heated outdoor benches. Apart from being rather useful in our inclement weather, the ‘Eddyboy’ benches are heated (up to 30˚C) from water which is sourced from things like dishwashers and central heating. The stylish benches are intended both for the catering and hospitality sectors and private use. Eduard says: “Many of us are familiar with those outdoor heated appliances used in restaurants and cafes but I think this offers something new and different. The costs are low and is it also energy-friendly so I guess it ticks all the boxes.” Read more
– Martin Banks Together magazine JULY/AUGUST 2015 #60 pag. 53-55.