Fans of classic wood-and-brick mantels and surrounds may find these designs to be lacking … but for folks who live in modern homes and prefer seamlessly-integrated built-ins: these are marvelously simple and elegant ethanol fireplace solutions.

These clever curved creations from?Antonio Lupi can be blended into their surroundings by matching materials and paint colors, making it look as if a solid wall has been gently bent back to create a niche for a fire.

While there are wall-mount and stand-alone options, too, the beauty of these is best shown where they slot discretely into an existing corner or surface (but, being ventless, will work in most interior locations).

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