Welcome to the world's largest shop for antique tiled stoves made in Austria.
Beautiful ceramic heaters from the Biedermeier, Art Nouveau and Historic times. Each piece is an original, a valuable energy provider. They give warmth and atmosphere, and are a sustainable investment.
Inimitable interior design pieces and fully functional for heating - either traditional wood burning or with a clean energy electric unit.
This unique stove collection includes pieces from different time epochs. They are beautifully complimentary in modern homes, or an ideal match in heritage buildings.
Antique tiled stoves give valuable energy, awaken the senses and enhance the wellbeing. Their heat is the most healthy you can get. It is a sustainable investment in your own life quality and health, as well as a value-stable Investment for the future.
Preserve our cultural treasures and share our love for cultural heritage. FÖRSTER collects antique tiled stoves from 100 to 400 years age and value their history and handcraft. This is how the family business grew over 110 years in Vienna, Austria, the most livable city in Europe. Find inspiration in some reference projects.
These beautiful antique tiled stoves are treasures, but inside they are equipped with 2 kW energy blocks, simply connected to your electric plug. Simple, sustainable, healthy and user-friendly. The stove has a temperature feeler which saves energy and money, and the tiles have the wonderful characteristic of being able to store the heat for hours. There is no more sustainable way to beautifully enhance the quality in your living space. World-wide delivery.
It is scientifically proven that the level of comfort in a room is significantly increased by an antique tiled stoves. It works similar to the solar energy, which heats up the body and not the air. These wonderfully long heat waves are the reason why we feel so much more comfortable in a room which is heated by a stove, than in a room with central heating or air conditioning.
Therefore antique tiled stoves are especially appropriate for children, anyone with allergies, and everyone wanting to feel warmer and more cozy at home. These unique design objects increases the life quality. It's proven.
2kW electric unit
Functionality in a historically handcrafted piece.
Installation with a small electric unit, simply connected to your plug. Technology made in Austria. No chimney needed. A clean-energy, dust-free and super efficient solution.
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Planned and realized by our partner company, also a family business.
Pre-requisites are strong floor-base, a functional and approved chimney as well as the local permission for wood burning fire elements.
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This traditional family business was founded in 1903 in Vienna, Austria's capital city. The fire-place builder and handcraftsman Wolfgang Förster bought it 1973 and continued the tradition of collecting beautiful antique tiled stoves from different time epochs.
His daughter Géraldine Förster, MBA took over in 2011 and specialized herself on buying and selling antique tiled stoves exclusively. She aims to offer the most healthy heat in the most beautiful shell to families in elegant homes, and to guests in heritage hotels.
Today she owns the world’s largest collection of antique tiled stoves made in Austria. Each piece is unique and fully functional for heating. Delivery world-wide. Clients range from South Africa to Northern Germany, from private apartments to renowned hotel brands.
B2B | MONACO
On March 26th, 2020 FÖRSTER will present its collection of antique tiled stoves and their benefits at a B2B event organized by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which takes place at the Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monaco.
The renowned newspaper "die Presse" organizes a design fair taking place at the Viennese Museum of Applied Arts from November 13th until 15th, 2020.
FÖRSTER will exhibit several antique tiled stoves there, one of them even heated with the 2kW electric unit, to make the healthy heat tangible.
The Design fair will take place at the same time as the Travel fair, which is only 10 min. walking distance away, crossing the Viennese City Park (Stadtpark) from the Music Hall (Kursalon Hübner). In between a culinary mile will enliven the events even more.
Five years in a row FÖRSTER was exhibiting at the annual ART&ANTIQUE Hofburg fair at the Viennese Palace. Impressions from these times, and from other wonderufl occasions can be found at EVENTS.