HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces will showcase its decorative customization abilities and design collaborations at this year’s upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) with the release of its KI Series fireplace.
The limited-edition, completely customizable KI Series on display will be powder coated in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, and feature the Mesopotamia-inspired mosaic work of artisan Melinda Mezey. It will be on display at the HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplace booth 321.
“Painting allows me to be constantly in contact with past civilizations through different themes that I decide to represent in my work,” says Mezey. “I am pleased to partner with HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces because their product is innovative, original and offers endless possibilities for the addition of my hand painted tiles.”
“We love partnering with inspired artists because of the energy, inspiration and dedication they bring with them,” says Arthur Lasky, the company’s president and founder. “Melinda’s tile murals caught my eye because of their vitality and her beautiful interpretation of ancient patterns and designs. She has a unique ability to use permutations of color schemes and layouts to create something exceptional.”
Flexibility in initial design allows HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplace products like the KI Series to be completely customizable for artists like Mezey. Design features like hand-painted tiles can be added, and the fireplaces themselves can be installed “virtually anywhere,” according to a press release from the company, allowing products like the KI Series to be used indoors or out.
Another collaborative collection set to display at HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces’ booth this year comes from Eugene Stolzfus Furniture Design.
“The story of HearthCabinet and Eugene Stolzfus Cork Furniture is similar in our pursuits to design a product that meets unique design challenges,” said Lasky. “This is why we are pleased to invite the brand to showcase alongside us at North America’s platform for global design.”
Incorporating natural elements into building projects and object design, Eugene Stolzfus’ cork seating and table pieces from the Lisbon collection will be on display at HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces’ booth this year. Each primarily cork piece from the collection is framed with steel and designed for indoor and outdoor use.
Cork, according the Eugene Stolzfus Furniture Design’s director of sales, Robert Northington, is the furniture brand’s main material of choice because of its elasticity and water resistant properties. The material also has an ecofriendly component to it, too.
“The bark of the Quercus Suber has been used for thousands of years for use as stoppers for wine,” says Northington. “After the corks are removed the waste bark is ground up and compressed. This post production waste is what cork flooring, wallboard and our furniture is made from.”