It's not by chance we have continued to be a successful manufacturer in Denmark, where others have not. Our success is based on constant development. And despite the fact that we use the same basic raw material as the shipbuilding industry, steel, RAIS products are undeniably high-tech and refined in every detail, and represent design excellence. This is true of our classic back-to-basics wood-burning stoves, our series of stylish wall insert stoves and our unique designer stoves.
From the very first line on the drawing board, our ideas have centred around our customers' dreams and daily life in their homes. We know that this demands continually visionary and innovative sources of heat that break with tradition and demonstrate unsurpassed design. Therefore, we combine classic form with innovative, simple and sturdy features.
RAIS offers exclusive and eye-catching solutions that cannot be found anywhere else. At the same time, we link past and future, as our years of experience are the foundation on which we design new solutions.
With a RAIS wood burning stove, you are guaranteed high quality through and through: design, choice of materials and manufacturing, specifications, heating economy and environmental efficiency.
The Original Scandinavian Design
The first RAIS wood-burning stove was developed in the early 1970s, when the energy crisis hit Denmark and fireplaces were installed in many homes.
A customer had forgotten to order an insert for a brick fireplace, which gave architect Bent Falk the idea of designing a free-standing wood burning stove that could be manufactured in advance and ready for installation, just like the customer wanted. And so it started!
The RAIS 1 design turned out to be groundbreaking and trendsetting: a stove in three sections with a covered firewood magazine at the bottom, a firebox in the middle and a baking bay on the top.
The name also practically came automatically. The stove was manufactured in Randers, which was called Rais in Viking times.
The owner of Paustian in Copenhagen wanted to exhibit the wood-burning stove; the next RAIS 1 was built for this purpose. After 3-4 years, interest in the stove began to grow. In 1974, the first series of RAIS 1 stoves were produced; at the same time, the company began advertising in the Danish interior design lifestyle magazine, Bo Bedre.
And a number of smiths around the country tried to produce copies of the stove during those first years.