Stone Contemporary
Fireplace Designs

Stone contemporary fireplace designs are often favored for their simplicity and restraint.  Understated, with clean lines and smooth honed or polished surfaces, they lend an air of sophistication to their surroundings.    Sleek and chic -- yet elegant and refined -- many of the designs can be used in traditional or transitional, as well as contemporary settings.

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Though  generally  comprised  of  simple  geometric
forms,  the  contemporary hearth and surround can
surprise  --  even  shock  --  us at times with bold,
irregular and unfamiliar shapes . . . . . . . or unusual
asymmetrical arrangements of common shapes.   In-
stead of carved or applied ornamentation, as is gen-
erally found in traditional designs, the contemporary
stone fireplace juxtaposes contrasting textures and
colors . . . even materials . . . for optimal effect.

As  in  traditional  stone fireplace design,  limestone, marble, and various types of cast stone are typically used for mantels and surrounds.   Other stone types
currently being used more and more in  the  contem-
porary design fireplace include granite and slate,  as
well.

However, instead of sculpting or carving the stone for ornamental effect, a variety of new and innovative techniques  are  being  employed  to  create unique finishes and textures designed to highlight the stone surfaces.     In modern fireplace design,  the  emphasis  is  on  the  natural beauty  of the material, itself, rather than on applied or carved decoration.


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