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Contemporary fires

Avant-scène

BACK IN THE DAY, WE WERE SATISFIED TO WATCH A BRICK FIREPLACE WITH ITS GROUND-LEVEL HEARTH; THROUGH A SMALL WINDOW, WE WATCHED THE DANCING FLAMES. WE IMAGINED THE UNSEEN FLAMES THAT WERE HIDDEN BEHIND THE IRON-MESH CURTAIN. TODAY, IN AN AGE OF ZEN, FIREPLACES HAVE BECOME A FOCAL POINT IN ROOMS, SIMPLIFIED AND SHOWCASING THE FLAME. NOW THAT’S HOT!


The Infinite gas fireplace and Milano mantle made from honed and polished Bianco Mediterraneo marbleThe purity of marble The Infinite gas fireplace and Milano mantle made from honed and polished Bianco Mediterraneo marble. Part of the Palazzetti collection from Italy. Distributed by National Energy Equipment, 1 800 363 9960nee.ca

WS38 fireplace from Town & Country Versatile Lots of options are available when you buy a WS38 fireplace from Town & Country. It is 38 inches wide (54-inch model also available), the hearth has porcelain panels – available in four colours, the flames are embellished by glass embers (4 colours) or river rocks (3 finishes), and the steel surround is available in copper or graphite finish. maisondf.com

The Lumina BKS series from Fini-PlusLuminous The Lumina BKS series from Fini-Plus is composed of an assortment of stone blocks with integrated lighting. A unique atmospheric concept; manufactured in Québec. Fini-Plus 1 888 592 9537 fini-plus.com

Monocoque ZFP 1075Zen Fini-Plus specializes in manufacturing fireplace mantles. Seen here, a zen mantle for the fireplace: the Monocoque ZFP 1075 in Micro-Rock, a technology that is fireproof. Fini-Plus 1 888 592 9537 fini-plus.com

Xtreme fireplace by Fireplace XtraordinairSpectacular At five feet wide, this gas fireplace is justifiably called Xtreme! It looks like a bamboo forest in flames. All is enhanced by a stainless steel facing. By Fireplace Xtrordinair. Distributed by Impact 1 800 361 2404 impactdistribution.com

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Fake logs that look real burn in a space 62 inches wide and 20 inches high of the Xtreme Tahoe Drift by Fireplace Xtrordinair.Striking Fake logs that look real burn in a space 62 inches wide and 20 inches high. Along the bottom of the Xtreme Tahoe Drift by Fireplace Xtrordinair is a bed of coloured crushed glass, available in platinum, bronze, or cobalt. Distributed by Impact 1 800 361 2404

The model H38 ST from MontigoShowtime Plenty of glass makes room for the show, allowing the flames to form in a long line. The model H38 ST from Montigo is designed to allow for a perso-nalized mantle. Distributed by Powrmatic, 514 493 6400 powrmatic.ca

The Napoli mantle with the Solace 36 gas fireplace, by Palazzetti.Italian elegance The Napoli mantle is made of matt honed Bianco Mediterraneo marble with a pane of ground mirror glass, while the Solace 36 gas fireplace appears to burn in a pile of smooth round stones. All are manufactured by Palazzetti. Distributed by National Energy Equipment, 1 800 363 9960 nee.ca


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