Free spirited

Featuring a long, floating flame inside a contemporary fireplace, Illusion is the latest innovation from Real Fires
View of a contemporary all-glass, fueled fireplace by furniture, glass, product design, white
View of a contemporary all-glass, fueled fireplace by Real Fires.

For many contemporary homes, new building methods such as underfloor heating and insulation mean a fireplace is chosen more for the ambience it provides than purely for winter warmth.

Illusion, from Real Fires, can be used comfortably all year round. At 1.8m-wide, Illusion looks like a long flame floating between two pieces of glass, and its low gas usage makes it economical to run.

Illusion can be open or enclosed, in a corner or double sided. All models can run off piped natural gas or bottled LPG.


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View of a contemporary all-glass, fueled fireplace by Real Fires.

Real Fires director Ali Scott says the Illusion is primarily designed for the ambience it creates, rather than as the main heating source in a room.

"It is ideal for contemporary homes, as it has a very modern look. Because the Illusion doesn't have a high heat output, it can supplement existing heating in the winter or create an interesting focal point in a room all through the year," she says.

Illusion can be built into a new home where, because it requires only a shallow 300mm cavity, it takes up very little space. This also makes it easy to retrofit it into the wall cavity in an existing house.

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View of a contemporary all-glass, fueled fireplace by Real Fires.

Contact Real Fires NZ, cnr Archers and Poland Rds, Glenfield, Auckland, phone (09) 444 7331. Email: info@realfires.co.nz. Website: www.realfires.co.nz.

Dec 15, 2010
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