In a poetic contradiction, the spectacular view visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows is powerful to the soul yet delicate to the eye; a picture perfect surround which is complemented by the subtle, earthy components scattered throughout the home. To capture the countryside, Herman De Oliveira chose design features which would echo our ecosphere, from a marble slab bench top and polished wooden floors to an Escea NZ River Rock fuel bed.
Sold across the world in the U.K, Australia, North America, and now in Europe; Escea’s DX Series fireplaces are only just warming up.
Escea will launch its range of efficient, sleek gas fireplaces in Oslo on 2-3 December 2013, shaking up the Norwegian fireplace market with a healthy dose of Antipodean innovation.
Sleek yet cosy, minimal in structure but rich in colour and texture, this striking country home is a comfortable family residence that makes a serious statement. From the multiple courtyards to the see-through gas fireplace that links the living and dining areas, this is a home with a firm commitment to flowing, timeless beauty.
In July, Escea’s CEO Nigel Bamford and Marketing Manager Mark Cowden participated in the 2013 Better By Design US Study Tour. Along with other innovators in the New Zealand business world, Mark and Nigel visited world-leading, innovative US-based businesses, from internet giant Google to robotic surgery pioneer Intuitive Surgical. Some of the businesses the Escea team found most inspiring were:
This apartment in the heart of Sydney pairs cool neutrals with clean lines for the last word in understated urban cool. The combined kitchen/living area features a beautiful, dramatic dark polished wood floor. A bookshelf in the same solid, dark wood stretches across an entire wall, effortlessly imparting that sense of solidity, history and permanence that can be so elusive in smaller apartments.
Escea DX Series fireplaces have officially received a CE Mark, meaning that they can now be sold anywhere in the European Union! Even better, during efficiency testing for the CE Mark, our DX1500 received a rating of 95%, making it the most efficient gas fireplace of its kind in Europe. Escea is already exporting to Scandinavia and the UK, and we can’t wait to start bringing a slice of Kiwi ingenuity to homes everywhere from the Pyrenees to Prague.
So, why will Europe love the DX Series?
1. Smart Heat
Smart Heat allows users to operate their fires anytime, from anywhere.
The site of this luxury rural retreat is so perfect – all-day sun, sweeping views, lush green pastures – that prospective home builders might have been tempted to rest on their laurels and let the landscape do all the talking. Luckily, the owners of this home resisted that temptation. The result is a home which is at one with its natural surrounds while still making a strong design statement.
Escea is pleased to announce that our DL Series fireplace reached the finals of the 2013 Best Awards competition. The Awards celebrate New Zealand’s best product, interactive, spatial, and graphic design. Escea designer Alex Hodge attended the awards last Friday, and says, “It was a great night for Escea – being a finalist in the Awards is a satisfying reward for the effort we have put into the design of the DL Series, from fascia designs to the Smart Heat intelligent control system.”
This is our entry:
Outdoor living need no longer be held hostage by the elements. With the radiant warmth of an Escea EF5000 outdoor gas fireplace, any outdoor space can be transformed into the perfect hideaway for entertaining or relaxation.