Gyrofocus: The World's Most Beautiful Fireplace

Gyrofocus: The World's Most Beautiful Fireplace

Range Govindan
Oct 15, 2009

There are quite a few things of beauty in this world, but none of them are in the shape of this fireplace, which simply looks amazing. Naturally, this design will split opinions, but all in all, we like it a lot. How about you? Read on to find out more.

Actually, the Gyrofocus fireplace isn't just the world's most beautiful fireplace, it's been voted the world's most beautiful object by the World's Most Beautiful Object 2008–2009 in the Pulchra design competition. This design competition is the first beauty contest exclusively reserved for objects, whatever that means. Needless to say that this is one incredibly beautiful fireplace. Its look will polarize opinions about its design.

Gyrofocus is made by the French fireplace maker Focus. It can pivot 360° and has been exhibited in several contemporary museums, including the prestigious Guggenheim. We are a bit in awe of this design. It's amazing. For it to work well, you'd need a massive space though, with really high ceilings.

[via Hello Bauldoff]

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