We would like to introduce you to some of the collections that we are featuring in our trendsetting store. Where better to start than with Planika of Poland. We first came across Planika some time ago when we were looking to create a focal point on a particular project that we were working on. We were lucky enough to be designing a lovely open plan penthouse apartment but it felt sprawling and without character or warmth and it was our aim to try and create what was missing. Very often rooms and clever seating arrangements are designed around fireplaces as there is nothing quite like the glow of a burning flame to mesmerise and entice. We had seen Planika at Decorex, an annual interior design show in London and we were interested in their bio fires. The beauty of a bio fire is that no chimney or flue are required as they burn bio ethanol fuel ,we loved Planika’s elegant contemporary designs and felt they were the perfect fit for our project.
Planika…. the facts
Planika is the forerunner and producer of intelligent and luxurious bio fireplaces. Their fire solutions capture the real fire in order to create the atmosphere of pure charm and warmth. Stylish and modern, Planika’s fireplaces perfectly fit into any contemporary design. Ensuring the comfort and convenience of their users, they live up to the highest standards of quality and safety. The installation process is simple as neither exhaust system nor hard connections are required. That gives unlimited arrangement possibilities for even the most unique projects. Thanks to functionality and a smart design, bio fireplaces by Planika have been appreciated in more than 60 countries by individual hotels (such as The Shilla Hotel, Beau Rivage, Grand Palais, Strand Hotel) as well as chains (for instance Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hilton, Kempinski) and of course in many private residences.
Lets give mention to a couple of our favourites…..
The Smart Fireplace
For its versatility, special attention should be paid to a revolutionary intelligent bio fireplace – Fire Line Automatic 3 (FLA3). Not only does it look beautiful but their ‘Intelligent Fire” technique and BEV® technology means that it can be operated by a remote control. What’s more, even though it is a real fire you will be pleased to know there is no no smell, no smoke and no ash. This unique high-quality insert is suitable for building into a wall or a piece of furniture making it completely versatile to work with the design of your home. This stylish fire can be operated with a remote control or smart devices via WiFi, it is even compatible with any ‘Smart Home’ system allowing you to switch it on or off and regulate the flame size.
We love this baby! It is a cylindrical element of furnishing with a white finish. According to Planika, the idea behind its creation was to come up with an attention grabbing, moveable fireplace perfect for city lofts and funky contemporary interiors. They say ‘the Bubble evokes very positive emotions and draws a smile on every face. Life-orientated people looking for dazzling solutions are those who should consider making friends with Bubble!’ We love the fact that this is fabulous for either indoor living room funk or can be used to create a contemporary and sociable outdoor space, perfect for balconies and patio’s. We will have a Bubble at Pad Deco, come and check it out!
Real Fireplaces for Small Spaces
As mentioned previously, living in an apartment has virtually always come with the realisation that a fireplace is basically unattainable. But due to Planika’s advance technology this is no longer the case as you can now have a real fire in a small space. Their ‘Push Button Fireplaces’ collection is equipped with sophisticated control panels which allows intuitive operation and easy adjustment to suit your needs.
Fireplace for commercial & Outdoor purposes
These incredible fires are not just for your home but have been snapped up by exclusive hotels across the world due to their functionality and smart design. Either for outdoor or indoor use, they provide the ambience of mesmerising flames wherever needed. Based on unique Commerce burner and carefully developed Glassfire® technology, their bio fireplaces are absolutely safe and even resistant to weather conditions, which has to be a plus in Wales! The flames are encased in a glass cylinder and ceramic fibers filling the furnace prevent fuel spillage in the case of shock or overturning.
We asked Planika what they saw as their key pieces for 2015
Push button fireplaces
We are really looking forward to introducing you to Planika we think that you will love this fab product!