Wood Burning Fireplaces
A discreet best-seller, this cleverly crafted model can be suspended so that its direction is adjustable, or it can be fixed on a base. It is designed with a glass-panelled fireguard so the fire can be viewed from all sides.Easy installation and maintenance (ash can be easily removed) and exceptional heat output match the model's aesthetic achievements.
This was the first fireplace ever designed by Dominique Imbert. He created it in 1967 for his personal use. This seminal model was initially designed to pivot and became the prototype for the Gyrofocus in 1968 and the springboard for the entire Focus range. More than 45 years after its creation, the Antefocus is still built to order (by hand), in polished raw steel with visible welding seams.
Thee perfection of geometry allied with the purity of fire ... With a nod towards the sea, this round, compact fireplace is a serene, discreet yet warm presence, pivoting so the fire can be turned to any point in the room. The model also comes in a porthole version with a closed hearth, which provides excellent thermal efficiency. The Bathyscafocus, more a reward than a fireplace, is a perfect balance between style and technology.
The younger sibling of the Gyrofocus, the Domofocus is smaller but has a noticeably larger hearth opening. With its generous smile, it makes a traditional or contemporary space more welcoming.Vying with its older brother, the Gyrofocus, the outdoor Domofocus has a more slender, feminine shape and a wider smile.
Grappus is more than a wood stove: it is a composition that rhythmically structures space, giving the fire the high note. The height of the hearth, counterbalanced by the offset wood rack, makes the stove easy to use and adapts well to any space. Grappus successfully cross-fertilises a high-performance stove, a contemporary design that reveals the flames in all their splendour, and an easily accessible wood rack.
This seminal design, created by Dominique Imbert in 1968, was the first suspended, 360° pivoting fireplace. It was revolutionary as much for its technical design as its groundbreaking style. Its ease of installation, made-to-measure flue and its heat efficiency have all contributed to make this fireplace the signature model and symbol of Focus.
Pride of place goes to the elegant Mezzofocus: its strong personality makes it the centre of attention. The ultimate focal point of any setting, whether contemporary or rustic, this model invites conviviality. The hood and the base of the Mezzofocus are different sizes, but form a perfect sphere to the eye. The purity of the shape is a powerful presence, emphasised by the warmth emitted by the hearth.
'If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,' said Albert Einstein. Indeed, the Renzofocus is a perfectly judged balance of whimsy and genius. This periscope of fire takes its inspiration from the ventilation ducts of Renzo Piano's Pompidou Centre in Paris. The aesthetic daring of the Renzofocus gives it an unequalled presence in a room. Available in fixed or pivoting versions, this model combines the safety and heat efficiency of a closed fireplace and minimal CO output with a uniquely visible personality.
The Slimfocus is a periscope of flames. Its hearth is either suspended (in which case it can pivot) or supported by a base and fixed in place. Its streamlined shape takes up little space, whether it is positioned centrally in a room, near a wall or in a corner. Its exceptionally fluid lines make it one of Focus’s most stylistically revolutionary fireplaces.