These were manufactured sometime in the 1950’s in Germany. Sofono has been in the heating business for a long time from what I can tell. I am uncertain if they are still around. I have never seen one of these heaters in the US, they mainly seem to be a European item. Unfortunately, I cant seem to find much on them but I fell in love with the design the second I saw it. I see on-line that folks are calling these heaters “Sputnik” and “Flying Saucer” heaters, the name fits. I now realize that I can not live through the winter without one of these guys toasting my feet. Maybe I will luck out and run across one at second Sunday. Anyways, here are some other colors they came in.