In the depths of winter the primal side of us emerges in a longing for nourishing food, cheerful company, comfort, and the security of warmth. In the past all this often came together before the fireplace. What better than to snuggle up and watch the flames flicker and dance, as the fire turns one’s home into a snug little burrow?
Today, however, the sheer energy-inefficiency of a traditional fireplace can make it a less-than-desirable fixture in one’s household. Yet the allure of captive flame remains. So, how to satisfy that ancient longing?
Why, bypass the fireplace, of course.
Enter Wall Flame I & II, the sleek brain-children of Michael Rösing, managing director of Radius Design, in Brühl, Germany. Gone is the large, surrounding containment structure, gone the flue, gone the chimney. In short, gone is the fireplace itself, and in its place is left a simplicity of flame.
All the romanticism, with none of the attendant mess. Perfect.
Both versions offer a high-grade steel base – the Wall Flame I featuring a curved, one-piece mounting system, while the Wall Flame II’s rear piece is shielded in glass. They’re available in a variety of different materials, including tinted glass and high-gloss, brushed, or powdered stainless steel.
Both styles can be installed in nearly any type of home. They’re safe, user-friendly, and boast low fuel consumption. The appliance’s combustion chamber houses a “ceramic sponge” that assures a stable, even, fully adjustable flame that will burn for up to four hours at a time. In addition, the appliance is TÜV® approved, which attests to its quality.
Splendid… but why feature it on a blog for sustainable interior design?
Put simply, it burns clean. Eschewing the conventional use of propane or natural gas, Wall Flame (like of all of Radius’ Home Flame Collection) runs on liquid bio-ethanol. The fuel burns residue free and largely produces steam and carbon dioxide.
Visit Radius Design to find out more.