Custom fireplaces fabricated from metal by highly skilled metalsmiths are among the most unique and innovative hearth designs ever created . . .
Relatively recent developments in met-
als technology, or metallurgy, includ-
ing new processing and finishing tech-
niques, have given rise to a virtually limitless range of design possibilities!
No longer restricted soley to the "ski chalet style" of the 1970s, today's custom metal fireplace
designs are a radical departure from the burnt or-
ange metal flues and lime green shag carpeting of that era. Sleek and chic at times, while futuristic and extreme at others, today's custom metal fire-
places are especially well suited for contemporary and ultra contempo-
The modern fireplace, as we know it, has taken on a whole new meaning when fabricated from metal. Due to its malleability, as well as advances in processing techniques, metal fireplaces can be fashioned into a variety of non-traditional forms and highly unusual shapes, as shown in the examples below.
The types of metals and alloys used to create custom fireplaces also vary greatly. They can be
stainless steel . . . . . or
zinc . . . . .
. . .
aluminum . . . . . . . . . or
brass . . . . .
even bronze . . . . . . . as in the following two examples.
Corrugated galvanized steel has been used creatively to clad the surrounds of the two firebox openings pictured below . . . . with differing, but equally striking effects. Note the vertical orientation of the material on the left, while the metal surround on the right is laid horizontally.
Finishing techniques and/or finishes also vary from design to design . . . . . even when the same type of metal is used. Each of the following four examples are made of stainless steel. However, while the surround at top left is highly polished, the remaining three surrounds have brushed finishes.
The unique design below is fabricated from steel and sports a painted finish.
The following images of custom metal designs reflect a wide and varied range of shapes, sizes and finishes. Clearly, there are few, if any, design limitations when moulding modern metal!
If you're looking for the best there is in a present day custom metal fireplace, you need look no further than the highly skilled metalsmiths behind the incredible examples shown here. For more information about any of these amazing artisans and their remarkable work, please contact us.
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