Simon Pengelly

Future Fires was formed by Gen-Fab to become a leading brand in the market for contemporary wood burning stoves, and partnered with Simon Pengelly, a leading British furniture designer who designs for a number of the world’s leading furniture manufacturers, to realise its vision. Known for their lightness and subtlety, Simon’s designs are staples in numerous international collections.

Simon explains…

Our collaboration with Future Fires presented an exciting new opportunity to work directly with a manufacturer so knowledgeable and passionate about what they produce.

Panoramic’s contemporary and elliptical design boasts one of the largest glass doors on the market, and both fires feature an integrated ‘air wash system’ circulating air behind the viewing window ensuring as clear a view as possible.

Quietness, possibly above all else, is a quality the best products possess. They don’t follow trend, rather their character is born of thoughtful regard to function, materiality, environment, intuitiveness and familiarity, without the need to shout. There are few things more exciting to me than being able to make my mark with quiet design.

Everything I do is derived from the need for it … in combination with an attempt to create functional objects that are beautiful and have a ‘soul’.

Linda Barker

In 2012, celebrity interior designer Linda Barker became involved and endorsed the Future Fires brand.

Linda explains…

There is a huge enthusiasm for the comfort and familiarity of natural materials in Interior Design right now – clinical minimalism is so dead, it’s nesting gone wild that I’m suggesting to all my clients. A big part of that trend is the unique ambience and soundtrack that only a real fire can bring to a room – but I think everyone is now way too wise about the wasteful nature of old fashioned open fires (all that heat and money straight up your chimney!) and that has bred a new generation of beautiful designer log burners.

Future Fires have caught that trend perfectly. British designed, British manufactured – and for me, exactly the right blend of engineered efficiency with effortless good looks. Their contemporary styled stoves will work in pretty much any room scheme, just go straight for the timeless jet black finish – but if you are feeling a little more adventurous, they have brought the whole concept right up to date with a range of coloured panels that will tailor your stove to your home exactly.

If you have an existing chimney, all well and good – but remember log burning stoves can be installed in pretty much any room that has an exterior wall – and you’ll be hard pressed to find any other small scale project that will make such a difference to the way you live in your home. My advice? Sell the widescreen TV, buy a Panoramic log stove to gaze at, and you’ll never look back!