Three Modern Fireplaces Create Stunning Focal Points

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 - Interior Design

The Slimfocus model (above) can also be outfitted to your choice – gas or bio fuel, or traditional wood burning. And it can be floated from the ceiling (as shown) or positioned directly on the floor. We love the hanging version above – it allows the floor to maintain it’s clear lines and gives the room and ethereal feel somehow. And doesn’t it look wonderful in use? This model can also be attached to the wall or placed against the corner of a room. But the ability to have it floating free in the room, suspended from the ceiling is what we think gives it such attention. You don’t expect to see a fire suspended in the middle of the living space. And at that height, the heat source is more effective. But this is such a stunning addition to any room, the heat might almost be a secondary (but welcome) part of the attraction.

The Grappas, above, is a closed and leak proof wood burning fireplace that is winning awards in Europe. Designed for eco-friendly homes, it is a clear example of the beauty that can be created when design meets function. Note the wood storage box and again, the clean simple lines that add up to much more than the sum of its parts.

Company founder, Dominique Imbert, says he has had an adventurous life, between “the Sorbornne in Paris and the subway in Manhattan”. When he created a sculpture studio for himself in the South of France and needed heat, he built a steel fireplace. Others saw it, wanted it, and his fireplace company, Focus, was born. When something of such style and beauty is created, the market will respond favorably. And we’re glad they did.

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