Form Follows Function

3 Mar 2015  |  Fireplace  |  Form follows function  |  emag

Beautiful form following beautiful function 

– the fabulous fireplace

We’ve come a long way from the humble home fire which cooked our food and kept us warm,

shutterstock 244470781rezisebut the inherent honesty of the original form and function is now an important part of design.

shutterstock 230859826rezisedAs Steve Jobs said: “Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works”.









 image courtesy of  Wignells.

Photographer Trevor Main. 


No longer do we need to enclose the fireplace in a wall, now we leave it, with all the mechanisms, exposed.                                                                                                                                                   

IMG 0222And this allows us to  enjoy a simple concrete wall, timber floors and the honest shape of a Jarrahdale firebox.

Or the simple SCHOTT Robax ® glass walls of this European beauty – no embellishments are necessary. So, after a long journey, the fireplace is returning to the simplicity and honesty of its true form: natural materials, simple elegant design, effective and beautiful heat.