Upon entering this house, one is first of all welcomed by a hearty laugh of a child. And very shortly afterwards follows the inimitable aroma of freshly roasted coffee rising into one's nose. »Espresso«, Anna corrects one straight away, smiling. As owners of a small, cosy coffee roast bar and with two energy-loaded children, she and her husband Tom know only too well how a strong coffee made of fiery-roasted espresso beans can save a whole day. That is one side of fire that Anna and Tom love so much: its fiery heat for roasting coffee.
ANNA & TOM, AMSTERDAM
35 & 38 years /
Owners of a coffee roast bar /
»ELEMENTS IS A PERMANENT AND COMPLETELY
NATURAL PART OF FAMILY LIFE.«
The other is not on the kitchen table, but is the centrepiece of the living room: the "elements" fireplace in the most family-friendly of its countless setup options. As a really cosy and spacious sitting area, it is a permanent and completely natural part of family life. "It is a place to play, argue and laugh!" The entire family helped to design the fireplace – and thus the practical and pretty storage space elements (which have cushions on them and thus invite one to sit on them) are filled not only with wood, but also with books and toys.
A fireplace as the
centrepiece of the
»elements« as a
The modern design, the absolute flexibility of the modular system and the undisguised view of the fire – for Anna, that makes »elements« the ideal fireplace. Or as Tom expresses it: »Almost a real member of the family.« The fireplace also fascinates the two kids: »The children love to collect wood with their dad and pile it into the boxes.« If, afterwards, they fall asleep tired, the unthinkable happens: Anna and Tom actually have their favourite spot for themselves alone for a brief time.
DESIGN PROF. WULF SCHNEIDER & PARTNER
- Body colour: deep black
- Right-hinged or left-hinged (standard) door available
- Storage room element available in two different widths (40,0 cm and 60,3 cm)
- Burning chamber rotatable by 90° (further rotation angles upon request)
- Heat storage element with up to 120 kg storage mass per element