Traditional fireplaces are based around the ancient use of a chimney and so the surrounds often reflected this in their layout. However, with modern appliances and materials it is possible to approach fireplace design in radical new ways. As well as new, exotic, engineered materials, these fireplaces are designed to complement the large range of stylish new “hole in the wall” inset fires designs on the market.
Modern design requires that a good idea is brought into being using material, forms and ornamentation without obvious excess. Our contemporary fireplace range achieves its elegance and beauty by keeping a smart sense of simplicity and economy of form. The carefully chosen materials and proportions can then be enjoyed at their best.
Stylish, modern apartments and houses are highly suited to these new surrounds, which represent a significant advance in fireplace aesthetics and are closely linked to innovations in architectural styles. Simple, clean shapes and lines work with the material and fires to create the most striking and attractive appearance.