FOCUS fireplaces on the outdoors

A fireplace might not be the first thing that springs to mind when talking about the great outdoors, however FOCUS has prepared six of its iconic indoor models to make the move…

FOCUS bubble fireplace on the edge of a swimming pool overlooking a lake

An evening spent outside around a beautiful fire remains a convivial and memorable moment and FOCUS designs gives extra soul to an unforgettable experience with its range of outdoor fireplaces.

The most recent addition to the FOCUS outdoor range, Bubble, is a wood-burning brazier that immediately won over both the public and the design world by winning the coveted Gold prize at the German Design Award 2022. Its organic spherical shape invites people to gather around, while its compact size and manoeuvrability make it the undisputed model for terraces and gardens, whatever the surface. With a sleek and appealing finish, it is a perfect all-year-round brazier for alfresco entertaining. Bubble is made in France in the FOCUS factory, where it is handcrafted by artisans who have exceptional metalworking skills. It benefits from the same manufacturing criteria and the same high-quality standards as the entire range.

While the Bubble is designed with the outdoors in mind, other iconic fireplaces, originally designed for interior application, have now been adapted to outdoor installation. The six designs which have been developed by the design studio for outdoor use include Gyrofocus, Ergofocus, Domofocus, Bathyscafocus, Emifocus and Paxfocus.

Ergofocus fireplace by FOCUS on the outdoor terrace of a wooden bungalow with views across a field

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Most of the FOCUS outdoor models are in fact multiple award-winning designs in their own right, with some having earned the status of works of art while being exhibited in international design museums. The most instantly recognisable of these, the Gyrofocus, is a true statement of mid-century design. It features in the design curriculum in schools of architecture, was elected among 100 participants as the most beautiful object in the world at the international Pulchra competition in 2009 and was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1998.

modern house with outdoor seating and Gyrofocus fireplace alongside the swimming pool

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Another design, the Ergofocus, with a sleek aesthetic, earned its place as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. These credentials should satisfy the most design-conscious heat-seekers who focus on both form and function – now they can add an outdoor version to elevate their exterior spaces.

The outdoor models are available in either a black anti- corrosion or rust finish. Rust is a living material that evolves over time to resemble aged leather or patinated bronze for a natural look.

For more than 50 years, FOCUS has been shaking up design codes with its innovations. It was the first to move the fireplace from the wall to the centre of the room, making it the focal point of the interior and has now moved its statement fireplaces outdoors to continue the story.

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