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The Antefocus

This was the first fireplace ever designed and made by Dominique Imbert. He created it in 1967 for his personal use. This seminal model was initially designed to pivot and became the prototype for the Gyrofocus in 1968 and the springboard for the entire Focus range.

Decades after its creation, the Antefocus is still built to order (by hand) in polished raw steel with visible welding seams. Each unit is numbered and signed, a fitting homage to the originality of the fireplace that launched the Focus philosophy.


Product Specifications

Hearth Width: 1.9 m

Hearth Height: 0.58 m

Hearth Depth: 0.7 m
Flue and other fitting elements: Made to measure dependent upon ceiling height and project specific requirements
Paint: Unpainted, polished raw steel
Fuel: Wood burning
Rotation: Stainless Steel Ball-Bearing system allows smooth 360° rotation

Nominal Heat Output: 5.5 kW
Efficiency: 53.5%
CO output: 0.18%

Clearance Requirements:
To Floor: 45 cm - 50 cm to non-combustible flooring
On All Sides:
      25 cm to non-combustible material
      36 cm to combustible material