Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Neukku

A classic

Porin Matti combines timeless style with functionality. Its structure, dating back to the 1930s, meets the classic shape designed by Timo Sarpaneva. New stoves have also been created based on this, respecting traditions and taking modern-day requirements into account.

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Graphite

Graphite

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Olive Green

Olive Green

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Cream

Cream

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Snow

Snow

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Pitch

Pitch

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Glow

Glow

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Metal

Metal

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Heats up just by thinking about it

Its limited space requirements and good heating properties may be words that most often describe Porin Matti, but Porin Matti can also be considered a very successful gem of Finnish design. Timo Sarpaneva gave Porin Matti a clear, unflashy form that speaks to you with its simplicity.  You can choose the model that is suitable for your interior decoration from the color options.

Pleasant type of heat

The characteristics of a stove and heat storage stove are combined in Porin Matti. Heat begins to radiate from the surface soon after starting up the fire, and even after burning has ended Porin Matti gives out heat for about ten hours. Variations in room temperature are incremental and pleasant. What is more, the surface of the stove doesn’t become red hot, which is a good thing in terms of safety and safe distance.

Quick and easy to install

As long as the chimney connection is ready in time, it is easy to start using Porin Matti. Measurement information about the flue connection and required safe distances is provided to the customer when they order the product. When Porin Matti arrives, all you need to do is move it into place and connect it to the flue.

High-level technology with one switch

Porin Matti keeps up with the times and meets environmental requirements. Porin Matti burns cleanly and with a high level of efficiency. So that only the absolute minimum amount of combustion gas and lost heat comes out of the chimney, a combustion air regulator has been added to make usage easier. Combustion air is directed to the right place at the right time. Safety is ensured and leaks are prevented with the lockable firebox door.

Technical details

Dimensions:

  • Width: 515 mm
  • Depth: 370 mm
  • Height: 1010 mm
  • Weight: 200 kg

Safe distances from combustible material:

  • to the side: 50 mm
  • to the back: 50 mm
  • above: 1000 mm
  • in front: 1000 mm

Burning characteristics:

See the performance level declaration (in Finnish)

Color options:

  • Cream (RAL 1015)
  • Glow (RAL3011)
  • Olive Green (RAL 6005)
  • Pitch (RAL 9005)
  • Metal 
  • Snow (RAL 9003)
  • Graphite  (RAL 7011)

 

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Olive Green

Spare parts

Durable design

Porin Matti has been made to withstand time and use. Maintaining the stove is always an ecological act. You can usually find everything needed for refurbishment from our spare parts. 

You can order spare parts using our contact form

Ash pan

Ash pan with front panel

Soot hatch

Gasket rope

Stainless steel chimney flue attachment, outlet on top

Stainless steel chimney flue attachment, straight

Chimney flue attachment

Chimney flue attachment & damper

Fire grate

Fireplace door (solid)

Fireplace door (glass)

Cover plate with hole

Cooking plate

Cooking plate frame

Fire plate knob-pull model

Fire plate horizontal handle model

See the refurbishment instructions for an old Porin Matti (in Finnish)

1960's

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color Cream

History

In the beginning, there was Porin Matti

The Porin Matti heating stove has been one of the best-known products of Rosenlew’s Pori machine shop for decades. The stove was designed by Svante Palkola, who was working as a technician in the company at the end of the 1930s.

At that time, the Finns lived in very cramped conditions, and continued to do for a long while. Heaters that were low on wood consumption and suitable for small spaces were required. To begin with, four sizes of Porin Mattis were made. The steel-framed Porin Matti, already fitted to the wall, was very popular, especially after the war.

The 1960s, an unprecedented decade of design, also changed the look of Porin Matti. The famous Timo Sarpaneva, who worked at Rosenlew at the time, revamped the design language of Porin Matti. The color options that were introduced were now red, olive green and gray. At the same time, the door of the stove, for example, was streamlined.

However, Rosenlew gave up its classic stove in 1974. Polartherm in Western Finland acquired it for its production, continuing to make it until 2002.

After a short break, in 2009 the PK-Levy company, based in Nurmes in Eastern Finland, took over manufacturing the Porin Matti.

So, thousands of Finnish homes and summer cottages can continue to enjoy the heat given out by the starkly beautiful side of Porin Matti. The classic lives on.

Source: the Rosenlew museum and the Tamperelainen city newspaper

Download a brochure in Finnish from 1940 (source: the Finnish National Library)

Porin Matti stove fireplace, color

Contact Us

Interested?

If you are interested in purchasing a Porin Matti stove, please send us your basic details and a contact request with the form below. You can also order spare parts using the form.

Contact Us

Porin Matti - stoves

Customer Service:
Telephone +358 45 162 3590
Email:
Open Mon–Fri 8–16 (GMT +3)

We are happy to answer your questions.

Manufacturer:
PK-Levy Ltd.
Teollisuustie 6 A
75530 Nurmes, Finland