Friday, November 20, 2009

Texas Tech Students Install Morsø 3142 in Green Research & Design Sustainable Cabin

The College of Architecture at Texas Tech University is hammering home the importance of sustainable design and construction through a green research project that teaches architect students how to use sustainable technology.

The project involves the construction of a prefabricated self-sustaining cabin, complete with a Morsø wood stove, to be used as a laboratory to test and quantify sustainable architectural concepts, and to help future architects make key design decisions.

Texas Tech students, Lance Roberts and Andrew Taylor, install a stove chimney for the Morsø 3142 in the sustainable cabin.

Associate Professor, Urs Peter Flueckiger specifically asked Morsø to participate in this experiential learning opportunity because he’d experienced Morsø’s energy-efficient preformance first-hand, in his home where a Morsø 8140 stove warms his family.

Morsø donated a 3142 model wood stove to this educational initiative because this project teaches ‘thinking-green’ values and demonstrates natural energy alternatives to the next generation of architects.

The Morso 3142 wood stove will be installed in the Texas Tech sustainable cabin to be located at the Pease River Foundation in Crowell, TX.

This Texas Tech sustainable cabin is approximately 400 square feet and it is very well insulated. It is loosely based by David Henry Thoreau, who used second-hand building materials and components.

When it's finished at the end of this year, the cabin will be set in Crowell, TX. A small town about 155 miles east of Lubbock. The Pease River Foundation, which owns the land, has granted Texas Tech students access the cabin to monitor its performance in "the real world". The location has an abundance of Mesquite trees. An excellent fuel source for Morsø 3142 cast-iron stove.

Detailed project information is available at:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Stove in your Home

Buying a wood stove is much like buying furniture. Future owners want to make sure they choose a model that accentuates their interior home design and lifestyle. To make the stove selection process easier, Morsø has incorporated an interactive virtual living room into our website. This new high-tech imagery tool allows you to see different stove styles, forms, and sizes in your living space.

To access this stove in your home virtual living room, go to:

Then follow the easy steps below:
  1. Upload your image - Take a digital picture of the area where you plan to install the new stove. For best results, set your camera on landscape mode. If you don’t have a digital image handy, Morsø has a choice of six inspirational room images.
  2. Choose your favorite Morsø stove – Find your favorite stove and play with the size and location. Just click on a stove and drag it into your room image. To adjust size, click the scale box above the room and slide the bar to make larger or smaller.
  3. Save Image or Print- You can save the image on your computer or print it out. If you want to change backgrounds, just click on the background box to be brought back to the six room choices provided.

Monday, October 19, 2009

In the News

Worcester Telegram and Gazette, MA - More drawn to warmth of stoves by Caryn Rousseau - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Sunday, October 18, 2009

Desert News Salt Lake City, UT - More homeowners looking to stoves for heat by Caryn Rousseau - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Saturday, October 17, 2009

ABC News - More homeowners looking to stoves for heat by Caryn Rousseau - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Atlanta Journal of Constitution, GA - More homeowners looking to stoves for heat by Caryn Rousseau - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Responsible Wood Burning

It is important to know how to burn wood responsibly and correctly in a stove or fireplace. Responsible wood burning will provide efficient and economical home heating — as well as reduce your home energy costs and protect your neighborhood air quality.

To learn the correct way to select and burn firewood in your stove or fireplace, please visit:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Assembly- Line Nuptials Celebrated Across Denmark via TV & Newspaper

It almost sounds like a tall tale. Why would a Wisconsin couple choose to walk down the aisle of a production line in a 156-year old Morsø cast-iron wood stove factory to unite in marriage?

According to the newlyweds, “it was a place that mattered to us, with the best people in the world, and the right place to make this important commitment to each other.” This former iron foundry and regal Scandinavian wood stove purveyor sparked deep sentiment within Ernest because it represents his life-long passion, which he now shares with the love-of-his-life Debra.

Ernest established the Great American Chimney & Masonry on 1902 S. Stoughton Road in Madison in 1977 and Debra joined as office manager two years ago. Originally, when Ernest got down on his knee and proposed to Debra, the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. However, when Morsø invited the couple to Denmark, as part of a Dealer Week trip that recognized top performing Morsø dealerships, the idea of a traditional Danish wedding seemed very right.

Morsø US President Craig Shankster smiles when he recalls Ernest and Debra’s unusual request, “I’m frequently asked by dealer to make special arrangement, but it typically has to do with wood stove orders - nothing as personal as a wedding”.

Shankster discussed the wedding ceremony request with Morsø Denmark leadership and was pleased to hear welcome approval of an American wedding at Morsø on the Isle of Mors on August 27th.

Debra explains that she and Ernest felt passionately that their wedding and marriage was a significant milestone that need to be remarkable. As cancer survivors, they really understood the importance of living every day to its fullest potential.

While viewers of the TV news story - - watched a lovely mature wedding service, the Morsø employees and dealers reveled in delight as this extraordinary couple embraced the future together with laughter and joy by walking down production line #4 as husband and wife.

Both Debra and Ernest gush with pride when describing the magic of their traditional Danish wedding, which included hopping over a horseshoe decorated with Chrysanthemum flowers, taking a ride around Nykøbing Mors in a 1950’s Ford chauffeured by a local gentleman in a Derby cap, and watching Ernest be tipped upside down while having the toe of his sock cut out. A particularly special wedding gift bestowed on this Great American Chimney couple, was the honor of building their very own Morsø 2B classic cast-iron wood stove to be installed in their home as a lasting reminder of their nuptial promises. With a hint of emotion in her voice, Debra declares - “I can truly say that fairy tale weddings really do happen”.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Whimsical FEET Add Wit to Artful Morsø Fireside Accent Accessories

Every hearth and home should be functional yet full of humor,” notes Danish Art Icon Monica Ritterband. So she designed warm playful FEET into a new line of whimsical Morsø cast-iron fireside accent accessories.

  • FEET Log Carrier – Visual artist Monica Ritterband muses “imagine if your wood carrier could actually collect its own wood”. Inspired by this thought the “FEET” concept helps to breathe life and humor into her Morsø accessory designs.
  • FEET Fire Tools Set- “Made in high quality stainless steel- even the sounds made are reassuringly warm.
  • FEET Kettle- Designed to compliment its “FEET” line of hearth accessories, the Morsø kettle is the perfect companion for your wood stove. Crafted in strong, recycled cast-iron and decorated with amusing “walking warm” feet, this original kettle is a sure favorite.
  • FEET Trivet- Monica Ritterband uses decorative feet to add character and wit to the artful cast-iron Morsø Feet trivet. Both practical and whimsical this designer accessory is a truly unique find.
Click here to explore the many unique Morsø hearth accessories:

Morsø also has a well-deserved reputation for fine Scandinavian design.

According to Ty Miller of Heat Wave, the Morsø retailer in Boulder, Colorado, "Most of our Morsø customers are attracted to it because of the styling. It's a more modern look. Then they also get the added warmth and efficiency as a bonus. A lot of people would rather get something they can feel good about in terms of the environment. In addition, it's competitively priced compared to other stoves with the contemporary, European styling."

Heat Wave: Heat Wave Stove and Spa is a local family-owned business serving Boulder for 20 years. With a philosophy of providing top quality products and excellent service, they offer stoves, fireplaces, spas, grills, and more. For more information visit or call 303-442-7980

Click here to view the European styled contemporary Morsø stove line:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Ultimate “Green” Design Choice

It’s time to move from thinking green to acting green. What steps can you make in your home to minimize your very own carbon foot print, reduce fossil fuel use, lower your heating costs, and even enhance your home décor? A new Morsø high-performance wood stove may just be the right solution for your living space.
Keep in mind that when considering a wood stove purchase you want to follow “thinking green” criteria and only evaluate products with advanced wood combustion systems that when used as directed are an environmentally-sound heating solution. The stove manufacturer should clearly demonstrate a commitment to “green” values that support recycling, clean-burning technology, and company-wide conservation practices. Look for an eco-label, such as the Nordic Swan Eco-label that recognizes companies that are actively reducing their ‘environmental footprint’.

In many homes, wood may be the ideal heating alternative as it is a plentiful, renewable, non-fossil natural product and when used as fuel it is in effect ‘carbon-neutral’ meaning that the CO2 released when burning is being absorbed by the tree that has been replanted; in fact the same level of CO2 would have been emitted by a tree that had been left to rot naturally on the forest floor. When the use of sustainably-harvested, properly processed and seasoned wood for energy displaces the use of fossil fuels, the result is a net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Click here to learn more about Morsø stoves and the environment:

Innovative Zone-Heating Style

Morsø is a great example of how original design fused with advanced engineering can introduce unlimited home zone heating possibilities. You can choose from a large selection of wood stove styles and sizes, which fit every lifestyle and design interest, whether you prefer antique, traditional, classic or modern.

No matter the size of your room, design preference -traditional, classic or contemporary- or lifestyle, you’ll be able to find the right cast-iron wood stove destined to become one of your most loved items of furniture in your home.

What size stove is best for me?
The size of your stove is essential to get full pleasure from your investment. In this respect, too large can cause problems just as too small can. A stove that’s too small will not be able to heat the room adequately. However, if you buy a stove that’s too big in relation to the room, you will be forever cutting the air supply to keep the room temperature down. As a result, combustion will be incomplete and soot will quickly build up on the window and in the chimney. Not only that, the quantity of soot particles you emit into the environment will be disproportionately higher. Next to each of the stoves in this Morsoø catalogue, you will be able to see what room sizes they suit best. The room size is a guideline, as it can depend on the design and insulation etc. of the premises.

Click here to discover the many styles and sizes of Morsø cast iron stoves:

Monday, August 17, 2009

House-warming European Appeal

Because “warmth” is a valued quality that can be felt and shared with others through actions or home décor choices that exude
a special sense of comfort and harmony, Morsø has spent 156-years creating timeless, handcrafted Scandinavian-designed wood stoves that fuse inspired design with advanced engineering.

By installing a high-performance cast-iron wood stove, you can add European style to your kitchen or family room while enjoying a panoramic view of the flames and optimal heat distribution.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Morsø’s New Signature Collection: Monica Ritterband 7600 Wood Stove Series

Monica Ritterband is one of the most popular cultural icons of Denmark. She posses a truly extraordinarily creative mind that allows her to express herself, successfully, through paintings, sculptures, illustrations, and now contemporary Morsø cast-iron stove and accessory designs for the new 2009 Morsø 7600 series.

Voted Danish artist of the year four times in different contexts, Monica Ritterband’s unique art works ranges from miniature glass mosaics to enormous steel sculptures, which adorn public squares, parks and shopping centers. She has had feature exhibitions at many prominent cultural centers, including Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store and museum, Frederikshavn Art Museum, Esbjerg Museum, and The Women’s Museum in Denmark.

For Morsø, Monica Ritterband applied her elegant and refined, yet simple and direct style to a new eco-wise, cast-iron Morsø stove collection that includes the wall-fit Morsø 7670, pedestal Morsø 7648, and curvaceous 7644 & 7642 models. She also designed stunning cast-iron accent accessories, including a tea kettle, trivet, wood cradle, and fire tools.

World-renowned designers to create timeless Morsø stove designs

Morsø has a history of working with well-known artists, including Kaare Klint, Knud Holscher, and Bernadotte to infuse new inspiration into the classic wood stove, however the collaboration with visual artist Monica Ritterband involved both art and design, which is a company first.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Morso The World's Greatest Wood Stove

Over 25 Morsø Cast-Iron Stoves Already Qualified for Tax Credit

For many of us the term fire wood, symbolizes warmth. We don’t immediately think “renewal energy source” or “biomass”, however that is exactly what it is, and for that reason fire wood used as fuel in an efficient high-performing bio-mass burning stove is a - truly green - alternative to oil that now qualifies for a tax credit.

However, the prerequisite for this 30% (up to $1500) consumer tax credit on wood stoves is high efficiency, which is great news for Morsø.

Homeowners who are eager to purchase a wood stove this year, will find a wide-selection of Morsø’s tradition to contemporary cast-iron stoves that already meet the thermal efficiency rating of at least 75%, including the 2B Classic, 1410, 1440, 3112, 3142, 3410, 3440, 3450, 5660 Std, 5660 NA, 6140, 6142, 6148, 6170, 7110, 7642, 7644, 7648, 7670, 8140, 8141, 8142, 8147, 8148, 8150 and 8151.

Go to:
for more information on the Tax Credit and qualifying Morsø products

Friday, January 23, 2009

An Introduction to Morsø Wood Burning Stoves

Morsø has 155 years of experience with the manufacture of wood-burning stoves and has always been at the forefront of developing new stove types. You can always find a Morsø stove which meets your specific needs in terms of design, size, stove type and output. Morsø stoves stand out from other stoves in a number of ways:

Due to the excellent properties of cast iron, Morsø is the only Danish stove manufacturer offering a 10-year warranty against casting and production defects.

Heating ability
Cast iron emits a constant and even heat. Morsø uses both the radiant and convection heating principles.

Parts are easily replaced, e.g., moving parts. Morsø guarantees that it will be able to supply spare parts for at least 10 years after a model is discontinued.

With everything we do - from manufacture to delivery - we consider our environment and new ways in which we can further carry out recycling, conservation, and sustainable practices.•