August 18, 2008
Designed by Doug Garofalo, the FireOrb hangs suspended from the ceiling. Groovy, non?
I like the unexpected curviness of this fireplace – it challenges the staid square fireplace-with-a-marble-mantle-centered-on-the-wall expectation. You can sweep under it! It rotates in a circle – a full 360°! I suspect that cleaning it out might be a bit messy (could you dustbust the ashes?), and I wonder if the outside gets hot to touch (bad with kids and pets), but i still want one. It comes in black ($5800) and stainless steel ($6900) versions.