Monday, September 13, 2010

Fire pits: thinking outside the [fire]box

It is very easy to get sick of seeing the same-old same-old fire pits over and over again. They look like the smaller fire pit photo (left) and they work just fine but they are so dull! Can't we look outside the box a bit more for inspiration?

The fire pit below is a simple indentation filled with rock chips (remember to be careful picking this material- some rocks explode when you expose them to high heat) and the back of it is a panel of CorTen steel with a lazer-etched design of a tree. It would be a great way to reflect the heat into the sitting area. Now, this picture actually isn't real- it is a computer rendering- but as a design concept I like it a lot. What do you think?


  1. I LOVE this concept. What a great conversation piece as well. I wish I had a space in which to make this work at my home!!

  2. That is a great idea! i would like something like that on my garden. With that shape I would have one as a door, that i could close when I'm not using it to have free space, and open when i feel like having some marshmallows toasted.

    Hi i just discovered your blog, i really like the designs you show, is a very nice source of inspiration.
    Keep the good work!

  3. I like the idea of having the backdrop become a cover when not in use. It makes the space more useable. It is important that this design be used with a modern style home, otherwise it may look out of place.

    ~Landscape Design Student