Have a small house or cabin that doesn't have a fireplace? Hanging fireplaces like these are great solutions for retrofitting a home and they can fit into a small footprint and snuggle into the corner of a room. The Malm, above, is a classic American design from California: "Malm started as a sheet metal manufacturer in the 1950s, and some of the original employees dabbled in making fireplaces on the weekends. From weekend hobby to a full-fledged business, Malm was one of the original manufacturers of freestanding fireplaces, and is the only one still in existence today."
Top Freestanding Fireplaces
- The Fireorb - $5,900
Designed by architect, Doug Garofalo, the Fireorb is a beautiful piece of spun metal that hangs in mid air from your ceiling. It can rotate 360 degrees, is 40" in diameter and weighs 165 lbs.
This is the sveltest of CF+D's suspended fireplace designs, but they make over a dozen more shapes in their Canadian factory. Their claim: "In 1967, French sculptor Dominique Imbert hand sculpted his first fireplace to warm his studio in the south of France. He went on to create the internationally acclaimed gyrofocus, the first suspended fireplace that pivots 360 degrees."
Re-edited from a post originally posted 2.13.15-NT