Sofono Spacemaster

Front view of a Sofono electric heater showing the angular legs at the base and the red frontage. Side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the handle at the side. Rear view of a Sofono electric heater showing the angular legs at the base and the cream-coloured back panel. Side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the handle at the side. Close side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the registration panel and the handle on one side. Close side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the control dial and the handle on one side.
Front view of a Sofono electric heater showing the angular legs at the base and the red frontage. Side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the handle at the side. Rear view of a Sofono electric heater showing the angular legs at the base and the cream-coloured back panel. Side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the handle at the side. Close side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the registration panel and the handle on one side. Close side view of a Sofono electric heater showing the control dial and the handle on one side.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 0_2497
Date
1950 - 1959 (circa)

Description

A red iconic flying saucer or sputnik style Sofono electric heater from the Spacemaster range introduced to the market in 1959, with sharp angular legs and a round grill at the front. The handles and dial on the sides are made of compression moulded urea formaldehyde, this material as it has non-coductive properties and will stay cool even when the heater is on. It was designed by Ralph Ormiston in Scotland in the 1950s.
Designers & Manufacturers
Dimensions
Depth
55mm
Diameter
600mm
Method Note
handles and dial
Material Note
metal body
plastic handles and dial
UF
urea formaldehyde
Colour