At ICFF: Hearth Cabinet’s Ventless Fireplaces
Fanciers of fireplaces who avoid contemplating their installation because they expect a complicated and costly process can access the products of Hearth Cabinet, which makes luxury ventless fireplaces and was on hand at the New York City-held ICFF show last week at the Javits Center to demo its range of models. This company’s fireplaces do not require a chimney, or the ventilation normally required for them to function.
Company principal Arthur Lasky says the fireplaces, which are totally self-contained and do not require assembly, are fueled by single-use, pre-filled, gel alcohol cartridges that generate 5,000 BTUs and have a life of approximately two to two-and-a-half hours. They are “more like an appliance – they don’t incur any construction costs, and don’t need a flue, wood, a gas line or electricity,” he explains. Besides residential applications, the fireplaces are said to be ideal for use in residential lobbies and are even in use in some hotels’ rooms.