fireplace

Ooooo The Vauni Ventless Fireglobe

I’ve been wanting to add a fireplace to the new modern house, but haven’t really found anything that didn’t involve modifying the structure and still looked good. Actually that isn’t true, I have found a few things but they are way outside my price range. Today however I found this, and it offers some level of promise.

I like the look of the these fireplaces by Vauni and the thing is they are bio-fueled  and ventless. The Globe fireplace is a freestanding, chimney-free design that requires no installation, so it’s easy to place and move anywhere in your home. A low or high foot is topped by a sphere-shaped fire pit that swivels 360 degrees so you can enjoy it from any point in the room. (I need to look around some more and see if this version would work outdoors as well. If it does it would be a great addition to the deck for cool spring and fall evenings.) Similar in style, the Cupola fireplace is a wall-mounted semi-spherical design that’s as easy to install. It simply bolts to the wall and is ready to go.

Both are available in a black or white matte finish. Because these fireplaces are vent-less, they are not only ideal for my house, but would work in any apartment or condo situation as well.

The size is approximately 25 to 30 inches in diameter, and the price is around 2700 dollars for the wall mount unit.

The Ventless Fireplace and TV Stand from Mobilier DeFrance

This winter I have really missed having a fireplace in the new house. The new home isn’t really designed for one, but after having one for 10 years in the Union Hill house, I really kind of miss it. This is why I am digging this new ventless fireplace from Mobilier De France.

This modular furniture design, “Fontana” by Mobilier DeFrance takes it a step further by combining the fireplace with a flat panel TV stand, and shelving units.  What I like about this is that the unit is thick enough to hide all the cables behind the false wall, it supplies ample storage for DVD’s, Books, Magazine’s etc. Its low profile (it looks to be about 5 feet tall), its minimalist in its design aesthetic, and the TV doesn’t detract from the fireplace itself.

What is missing is space for your DVD player, and home theater boxes, which is kind of a shame since Mobilier could easily have installed in shelving below the TV. None the less I really like the overall look, and could see adding this to my living room.

Fontana is constructed from medium oak plywood, and covered with dyed cellulosic substance polyurethane varnish “cellulosique”. The façade is bonded with medium paper, and then treated with 5 coats of lacquer to achieve the high gloss finish.

Approximately 51, by 100, by 14, in size.

Available in 5 wood finishes, or 11 colors of lacquer gloss or matt finish.

If I only had a fireplace, I could fiddle while Rome burned.

firescreenbbm 1I don’t have a fireplace. I wish I did. I loved the fireplace in the old house. Unfortunately it would take some major construction to add one to the new house, and we are talking about seriously altering the look of the living room if we add one in.

These fireplace screens are amazing and if I did have a fireplace I would probably get one. This is such a clever idea and the list of cities that could be used is endless since almost every major metropolis burned to the ground at one point in its ancient past. Shown here are the great fire of London (1666) and the fire the Nero watched as Rome burned (DCCCVXI). Now we could add to this list Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle just to name a few. The screens are made by BBM and constructed from laser cut Core 10 Steel and look quite heavy duty. If you are a pyromaniac you will probably get an extra thrill from these.

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