SCHOTT engineers revolutionized cooking in 1971 with a black glass-ceramic: CERAN®. Today, the rock star sets new standards for cooking in the future.
What are we talking about? Fireplaces.
Fireplaces have long been a central design element of living rooms, bedrooms, and outdoor spaces. It’s undeniable that a fireplace elevates the sophistication and ambiance of a room, and homeowners are installing them for that appeal, not just for comfort and warmth. But bricks are yesterday’s form – fireplaces have been reinvented with better materials and designs you’d never think up, but will want as soon as you see them.
So put another log on the fire and get comfortable. Let’s talk about fireplace design. The functional design element that is glass From the kitchen to the living room, homeowners want modern design choices, and the fireplace is no different. Modern fireplaces fitted with glass are matching the sharp angles and flat faces found in 21st century design, and they’re integrated more seamlessly than ever before.
Glass-ceramic fronting is at the forefront of fireplace design for two reasons: Its smooth, linear look fits perfectly with other modern design elements, and it’s incredibly functional. Because it radiates heat uniformly throughout a room, a glass-ceramic fronting helps maintain a closed-system fireplace’s efficiency.
But there’s more to this design story. Manufacturers are stopping glare by applying non-reflective coatings that prevent the reflection of ambient light off the glass. Printed glass designs in a wide range of colors and forms – black, red, gold – are another way that the glass fronting creates a lasting impression in the design of a room.