Inside Out (Australia)
Escea gas fireplaces combine a contemporary design ethos with a high level of energy efficiency and innovative technology, so you can warm your home in style
There’s something magical about sitting and watching the flames of a fireplace on a chilly winter night. Of course, it can be tricky to even start a real wood fire – not to mention messy. Gas fireplaces, on the other hand, can serve as the centrepiece of the family home while offering touch-of-a-button convenience and a clean, contemporary look. hot new looks New Zealand-based company Escea is at the forefront of developments in gas fireplaces. For 15 years, it has been pushing the boundaries on every level, covering everything from heat output and efficiency to aesthetics and installation flexibility.
Nina Skrzynski, founder of design firm Nina Maya Interiors, installed one during the renovation of her Palm Beach house and has long been a fan. “I always use Escea in my clients’ homes as I love the sleek frameless look of the DX Series models,” she says. “I was so excited to be able to feature one in my new home.”
There’s more than just good looks to the DX Series – Heat Ducting technology captures up to 90 per cent of the available heat and carries it throughout the house via ceiling and floor vents, allowing you to warm several rooms at once.
Another attraction is its convenience: Escea Smart Heat connects your fireplace to your home network, letting you control the fire remotely with your smartphone.
“It’s the first thing we switch on when coming home during winter, as it warms the whole house in an instant,” says Nina.