The new European Ecodesign 2022 regulation, which will come into force on 1 January, 2022 directly concerns wood-burning appliances. How does the development of European or national regulations influence the evolution of fireplaces, design and creativity?
INVITATION: 5.00pm on Thursday, 1 July, 2021
FOCUS invites you to an exclusive series of round table discussions, with a panel of illustrious guests and experts, that investigate the future of fireplace design.
Create your new outdoor landscape with Focus!
Gathering around a fire as the light falls on a summer’s evening is one of life’s simple pleasures. Focus has seven outdoor fires designed for use in the garden or on a terrace. This collection of braseros, barbecues and fire pits are ideal for gathering around and enjoying time spent outside 365 days of the year.
Focus will showcase its contemporary fireplaces at this year’s Maison & Objet trade fair from 17 to 21 January in Paris (at the Villepinte exhibition centre) and will present its latest models embodying its unique blend of custom design and expertise ‘made in France’. Since its creation, Focus has been breaking new ground with its iconic style that unites bold innovation, performance and respect for the environment.
Focus is committed to the environment and the generations to come. Indeed the major part of its hearths already meet the European requirements. With the "Ecodesign ready" label Focus anticipates the future norms and regulations and thus helps the customer to choose an eco-ethical product.
Since it was founded in 1968 Focus has always pushed the boundaries of innovation, both technical and aesthetic, whilst firmly committing to the highest environmental standards. Focus gas fires offers a constant and even heat output and high energy performance. Gas is a great alternative heat source. Focus always combine design with performance to create
From the beginning, the brand Focus has always been based in Viols-le-Fort, in the south of France, in the former home of Dominique Imbert who saw the birth of his first Antéfocus. This is where his head office resides; this is also where the Atélier Dominique Imbert imagines, designs and creates the furniture with the "Focus" signature. Thus, it is from this tiny medieval village, at the foot of the Cevennes, that Focus today exports everywhere around the planet.
Focus launch a new compact wall mounted wood burning fireplace
A refined aesthetic combines with exceptional performance
Natural colours and finishes have become increasingly popular especially for the outside. This rust finish is an elegant addition the range which now comprises of seven outdoor models. It creates a warm, ambient atmosphere wherever it is installed. The seven models available with rust Finish include: Gyrofocus (photo), Bathyscafocus, Domofocus, Emifocus, Ergofocus, Miofocus and Paxfocus.
As the saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul, and the LENSFOCUS certainly gives new meaning to this with its distinctive new design. The fireplace gives the illusion of scanning the interior space with its giant eye whilst fanning the flames from within. With its curved convex glass lens, circular geometric shape and hyper-realistic ceramic logs, the LENSFOCUS creates a spellbinding and hypnotic centrepiece.
Focus has come a long way since its founder Dominique Imbert created a fireplace design like no other: a dramatic forged steel hearth with an extended flue, that has become the trademark of the company. The story starts in the foothills of the Cevennes in the medieval fortress town of Viols Le Fort, where it is still has its HQ today. The company has grown from one man beating metal to a growing workforce of nearly 100 in the South of France. Its reputation for its handcrafted fireplaces has gone global, with Focus being specified by some of the world’s leading architects on projects ranging from houses to hotels.
Distinctive and stylish, Focus White!, the new range created by Focus, stands out. Clad in pristine white, these new models radiate regardless of whether a fire is burning, bringing a unique brightness to a space.
The Curvifocus was awarded ‘Gas appliance of the year’ as well as ‘Product of the year’ at the international competition of Hearth & Home, the largest fireplace trade show in Britain (held in Harrogate). That a French company swept the two top awards in recognition of technical innovation and design in a country with such a strong gas fire tradition is a proud achievement.
Legendary French fireplace company, Focus, is exhibiting for the first time at Hearth and Home https://www.hearthandhome.co.uk , Harrogate from 11-13 June 2017. Famed the world over for its exemplary, contemporary designs, Focus will be exhibiting a range of its newest and best selling models: Gyrofocus, Curvifocus, Slimfocus (DEFRA Approved) and Edofocus 631 - there will be a working model on site for demonstration purposes.
Would you like to create a convivial space outdoors to welcome a gathering with friends on a cool summer evening or a late autumn day? Focus, the French contemporary fireplace designer, presents its collection of seven outdoor fireplaces.
Once again, Focus revolutionises the universe of fireplaces with the launch of the Curvifocus, a gas fire with a concave front that offers an exceptional view of the flames.
The concept is simple, if the execution is complex: unite the signature style of Focus fireplaces to the ease of use of remote-controlled heating appliances. This new range of innovative fires rises to this challenge, featuring ‘plug and play’ technology while staying true to the uncompromising design standards of Focus.
Just in time for the winter season, Focus once again proves its skill at playing with shapes while retaining the clean lines and elegant style unique to Dominique Imbert.
The Slimfocus, the latest addition to the Focus range, is a fireplace with exceptional efficiency that meets the strictest environmental standards without a single concession to style. With its innovative balanced-flue technology, Focus launches the first-ever central, suspended model compatible with low-energy buildings.
Viols-le-Fort, 2 April 2014 – The Grappus wood stove was selected by a team of 40 design experts from around the world, and it is a great honour to receive this sought-after label from such an esteemed international design competition. This year, 4,815 products from 53 different countries were presented to the jury, who judged them on exacting criteria concerning their aesthetic quality, functionality, originality, ergonomics, durability and environmental performance.