Some like it hot
By Laura Hall
At some time or another we’ve found ourselves staring into a fire, hypnotised by its dancing flames and beautiful display of colours. The Cocoon fire catches your gaze twofold because of its sexy and sleek design.
It runs on bio fuel, doesn’t require a flue and is environmentally friendly. Hang it from the ceiling or convert into a freestanding “Terra”. You can move it from room to room making it a great stylish addition to interior and exterior spaces. We might not love the cold, but we do love that warm fuzzy feeling.
RRP: $4,267 plus GST Available from: www.cocoonfires.co.nz
As the rain pitter-patters on the roof curl up with a good book and feel the radiant heat of the Eastside Quattro open front fire. Most fires have glass panels enclosing them, preventing the heat coming out of the front and spreading throughout the room. But the open front Eastside Quattro View gives off a direct heat; the type you like to feel when sitting in front of a real fire as it crackles and pops.
This may look purely like a decorative fire but they are efficient heaters built for New Zealand conditions. All Living Flame fires are made to order in their Auckland factory, meaning they can offer a bespoke product with a personal touch. They offer a lifetime guarantee on the fireplace bodys and burner beds.
RRP: POA Available from: www.livingflame.co.nz
Fireplaces have come a long way from the days of putting another log on the fire to ward off the harsh winter nights. Now the Escea DX 1500 can heat your entire home effortlessly while maintaining its sleek, sophisticated appearance. The Heat Ducting Technology and Escea’s exclusive Smart Heat control system captures up to 90 percent of the available heat and returns it back into the different rooms of your home via Escea’s Heat Ducts.
The ultra wide DX 1500 model harnesses the latest in fireplace technology allowing you to control your fireplace using a home automation system, the Internet, or by your smart phone. And with the option of having it double sided you can get twice the fireplace for your buck with one side in your lounge and the other in your kitchen or dining room.
RRP: from $9,595 Available from: www.escea.com