Minimalist and modern, the sleek black wood stove designs offered by Focus Creations make the glowing flames of the fire the star of the show – as they should be. Many wood stoves prize efficiency over looks, closing up the fire box altogether to blast out maximum heat, but when the stove is augmenting another heat source, being able to gaze at the flames is a higher priority.
The Grappus design, pictured above, is a freestanding stove with a rectangular fire pan as well as a firewood locker in an asymmetrical layout, a large window offering full view of the flames. The self-supporting, slimline design takes up very little space and looks good from every angle.
“Grappus is more than a stove, it is a structure that punctuates, enhances the fire and composes the space. By carrying its hearth very high, opposite the wood locker, it makes it easy to use and it adapts to the spaces. Grappus is the successful cross-fertilization between a stove with significant performance, a fireplace with visible flames in all their splendor and a wood display stand in the immediate vicinity.”
“Porthole Emifocuses or how to re-humanize fire… These models have the talent, the spirit and the performance necessary to satisfy the impatient. These impatient people who refuse the barbaric authority of automatic heat machines to favor the eloquence and performance of busy flames, and do so in complete safety.”
“Draw me a stove …” In The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, there is the drawing of a boa who swallowed an elephant. This image struck me a lot when I was a child and I always wanted to make a stove… ”says Dominique Imbert.
Apart from the anecdote above, the central Boafocus is a wink of slenderness combined with the delicate but efficient roundness of a gas fireplace with multiple services.
Other designs hang from the ceiling for a floating effect, all featuring large glass panels that provide that sought-after ambiance and stay clean during the combustion process.