New Open Air Fireplaces open all new possibilities of how we can design around them. If Not for Heat – Then for Drama.

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This burning collection of new age fireplaces by Planika Fires was imagined under Ayers Rock in Australia, the creators tell us “The atmosphere created by the flames inspired the two (creators) to find an easy way to have the same fire in contemporary interiors. Their intention was to overcome the existing difficulties in the form of soot, ash and the need for a chimney.” Here’s what they came up with…

A low-level central fireplace is reminiscent of a cozy patio fire pit, evoking fresh air summertime memories of roasting marshmallows and late night story telling.

Open Air Open-sided-firplace-665x496Open fronted, open-topped contemporary fireplace solutions look fabulous in the home of a young professional couple who love to entertain friends and colleagues, but if young children are part of your life then this design is definitely not for you.

Open Air Purple-white-bedroom-scheme-665x343Freestanding fireplaces allow the transformation of lack luster room into an up market romantic hideaway.

Open Air Open-fronted-letterbox-fireplace-665x424This open fronted letterbox fireplace conjures images of a Bond villain’s lair, where flames would leap at the mere presence of an evil protagonist!

Open Air Wall-mounted-fireplaces-665x790Fireplaces mounted high in the wall provide a flickering focal point that is high enough to be seen over the obstruction of a dining set or a high-backed sofa, allowing the entire room to enjoy the glow.

Open Air Pod-fireplace-moss-pendant-lights-665x441This pod-like piece provides a space age look, and is a softer option to typically hard-edged lines.

Open Air Vase-fireplace-sundeck-665x443A vase fireplace creates a welcoming light, though not ideal for colder climates with bleaker months that require a lot more winter warming, unless multiples are installed.

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