The Contemporary Design Fireplace...Simply Stunning!

The stone contemporary design fireplace  pictured  below right is as stunning for its simplicity and clean lines as the traditionally styled stone mantel (below left) is remarkable for its lavish ornamentation.  Dramatically different in appearance, both styles can be equally dramatic in their respective settings.

contemporary design fireplace
contemporary design fireplace

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, such as the two examples pictured here from Chazelles . . . . .

contemporary design fireplace
contemporary design fireplace

or unusual asymmetrical arrangements of common shapes.

contemporary design fireplace
contemporary design fireplace

Instead of carved or applied ornamentation, the contemporary stone fire-
place juxtaposes contrasting textures and colors . . . . .

contemporary design fireplace
contemporary design fireplace

contemporary design fireplace

even materials . . . . .

for optimal effect.

New techniques are being applied to create unique stone finishes and tex-
tures that were previously unattainable . . . and unimaginable.    When or where  else  have you seen a brushed cinnamon decorative marble facing (below left) or a brushed chocolate decorative marble facing (below right) on a fireplace? The distinctive surrounds pictured here are from Chazelles.

contemporary design fireplace
contemporary design fireplace

See more unique and distinctive surrounds from Chazelles Fireplaces!

Unlike  traditional fireplace styles  which  generally fall into rather specific categories based upon form, ornamentation, historic time line and country of origin, contemporary fireplace design is often difficult to categorize.   A well-executed  design has no restrictions on form,  time line or geographic boundaries.   In a sense it is truly universal and, as with many of the cher-
ished traditional styles, it is timeless.

contemporary design fireplace

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