Gyrofocus FireRustic Living Room, Devon
This iconic fire, designed in 1968, was the first suspended 360° pivotable fire and is now the signature model and symbol of Focus
1250mm diameter 6kw
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Hang it loose If you’re looking for an alternative fireplace that makes a real design statement in a room, consider a hanging fire. The iconic Gyrofocus model here, which first came out in 1968, was the first suspended, 360-degree pivoting fireplace. It consists of an open hearth inside a steel construction. Since it came out, there have been various other designs from Focus, the company that produced it, and other firms – some with an open fire, and others with a glass door. The long flue is suspended from the ceiling, which means it can be positioned anywhere in the room. It’s a great option for an open-plan space where you’d like to create a cosy seating area around the fire.Which of these different types of fireplace do you think you’ll go for? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
Fire up your imaginationNothing can beat the roar, crackle and glow of a real, open fire when its cold, dark and rainy outside. If an open fire is a tad too traditional for your tastes, why not invest in a super-contemporary, sculptural fireplace like this one. This clever, suspended Gyrofocus design, which can be rotated, adds a sensational centrepiece to the room – and of course will keep everyone toasty to boot.Read expert advice on choosing the right fire for your home
Turn it roundA suspended, pivotal fire can be rotated, making it a super-versatile option, as you can turn the fire to face you, depending on how you use your space at different times of the day. ‘This particular design, the Gyrofocus, can be rotated through 360 degrees,’ says Lynda Taylor, manager of Devon-based fireplace company Diligence International. It has a fire bowl made to a standard 125cm diameter, but the flue is made to measure, to suit any space. ‘This means it can be installed almost anywhere,’ says Lynda.