EcoSmart updates the traditional fireplace
By Gizmag Team
November 6, 2004
November 7, The primal warmth and comfort of an open fireplace is often incompatible with modern housing and contemporary living. EcoSmart Fire is a new product from the Australian based Fire Company that is environmentally friendly, runs on efficient renewable energy and offers the design flexibility and portability to adapt to today's living environments.
The EcoSmart Fire is flue less and does not require any utility connection for fuel supply, which makes it ideal for apartment and city living. Fuelled by a renewable energy (Methylated Spirits), it burns clean and is virtually maintenance free.
The EcoSmart Fire is specifically engineered with maximum safety and fuel efficiency in mind. Prior to its launch, it was thoroughly tested by Origin Energy Pty Ltd and Enertech Pty Ltd in conjunction with the Australian Gas Association.
The fuel is housed in a stainless steel burner chassis, which can be turned on and off as desired. The intensity of the flame can also be controlled through its built-in regulatory mechanism, which means users can manipulate the amount of heat being generated and the quantity of fuel used. The life of the fire is determined by the amount of fuel in the burner, and once the fuel is burnt there is nothing to clean or clear.
"Whether installed in a loft, studio, apartment, terrace house or freestanding home, the ecoSmart Fire...enhances the contemporary aesthetics of today's living environments. In essence, it is designed to be an inspiring, mobile piece of furniture," said Paul Cohen of Think Product Design.
EcoSmart Fires can be free standing, wall mounted, fully fitted into a range of personalised finishes, shapes and colors or inserted into a closed-off fireplace. The burner can also be inserted into joinery to create a streamlined bench top feature. Without the need for flue or pipe connections, EcoSmart Fires offer a level of design flexibility geared to modern living.