01. 22. 2008
Globe shaped ethanol fireplace
The Vauni Globe fireplace from Swedish company PID (short or Personal Interior Design) really caught my eye when I saw it on ThisNext. Its thoroughly modern design is so superior to my boring gas fireplace, which tries to masquerade as a wood-burning fireplace, that I can only look at my own fireplace with disdain.
Described as the "world's only globe-shaped ethanol fireplace," this beautiful piece is not only free-standing and chimney-free, but can be turned 360 degrees. Rather than tuck it into a corner, I'd want to place this in the middle of a large, modern room, which I don't have. Priced at $6,101, it's a bit outside of most people's impulse-buy range.