For a long time the heart was not seen as a muscle but as a space or a chamber where our feelings and our personality lived. The heart was often described as the abode of love. In ancient Greece, it was thought that the soul lived in both the heart and the brain – the mind/soul, the “psyche” was eternal, while the heart/soul, the “thymos” stood for physical existence. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle described the heart in the following way: “The brain is an organ of less import; the soul abides in the heart, which rules the body.”
Although no cardiac surgeon has been able to see feelings or the soul in the heart, there are scholars today who believe that the heart mediates feelings to the brain. However, everyone agrees on one point: the heart is an organ that commands our attention. Both love and fear make our heart beat faster – and not only the heart beats faster with love: the mirror neurons, our brain cells that help us to feel empathy with others, go beserk when we fall in love! When we are in love we become like cameleons, trying to reflect and imitate the other’s body movements (the same kind of mirroring that, according to research on in**ts, takes place between parents and their babies). We seek something in common, to share, and we find resonance. When love ends, the mirror neurons cease to reflect and that special sound of love is silenced.

Heart Hearth
The Heart Hearth is heated from inside by electrical heaters.
The Heart Hearth is made up of 750 individually shaped bricks.
The molds for the bricks were made by a 3-D milling machine.
Heart Hearth