French fireplace manufacturer Focus offers a large range of authentic gas models that offer an alternative to wood burning fires
The primal desire to gather round a fire is as loved a ritual as ever with the popularity of stoves and fires serving to fan the flames. However, a wood burning fire is not appropriate for many environments, particularly homes in urban areas, due to smoke control restrictions. Award winning French manufacturer Focus, a pioneer in the design and manufacture of fires and stoves, produces a range of high performance gas models suitable for low-energy or commercial buildings.
Focus has a reputation for innovative design and engineering with its fires, chimneys and stoves featuring in some of the world's most prestigious projects. The company has worked with a roster of leading architecture firms, including Snøhetta, Foster + Partners, Theis & Khan, Michaelis Boyd, Loyn & Co and Chris Dyson Architects. Designed and engineered to the same quality and distinct aesthetics of its wood-burning originals, Focus’ gas models simulate the flame play of a real wood fire.
Focus supplies floor mounted gas fires (with an 'open fire' option) and suspended versions (with glass doors). All fires are equipped with a CE certified gas burner that runs with natural or propane gas, displaying the nominal heat output. Closed gas fires are efficient heaters and have no constraints related to wood loading, removing ash or spark protection. Operated by a remote control, Focus fires are easily adjustable with a state of the art combustion system that guarantees easy use and high performance.
In the unlikely event of a power outage, Focus gas fires will continue to operate and provide heat independently of an electric power source. Alternative heating systems, such as boilers or pellet stoves, do not benefit from the same kind of feature.
With 14 styles available from free-standing to wall-mounted or built-in, there is a suitable design for every project. The Filiofocus is homely and warming, the Curvifocus is the world's first concave gas fire, while the Slimfocus is slender and elegant. Most models have decorative ceramic logs or ceramic pebbles adding to the atmospheric effect of the fires.
The award winning Filiofocus was chosen for the top of the Sofitel Hotel Tower in Melbourne, Australia and the Louis Vuitton showroom in Queenstown, New Zealand; its smoke-free credentials and cleanliness, playing as much a part in its selection, as its eye-catching appearance. Other projects include Starbucks, Seattle and Coca Cola in Paris.
Founded in 1967 by sculptor, Dominique Imbert, in the village of Viols-le-Fort in the south of France, Focus was responsible for the iconic Gyrofocus design, created in 1968. As popular today as it was at the outset, the Gyrofocus was revolutionary as much for its technical design as its groundbreaking style and remains Focus’ best selling model to date.
The stable now consists of 65 designs suitable for inside or outside. With each of the innovative styles and shapes, craftsmanship and expertise in technical design remain at the forefront of a Focus fireplace. This has been recognised through a large number of international design distinctions including the French National Prize for Creation, the Red Dot Award 2014, numerous gold medals in the ‘Trophees du Design’, the German Design Award 2017 and many other accolades.
For more information and technical inquiries visit: www.focus-fireplaces.com
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