Black is back in the fireplace world. “There’s a definite boom in black fireplaces right now. We’re seeing an increase in both high-end crafted reproductions and restored originals”, says Owen Pacey of Renaissance London. “ Many black fireplaces were painted over and when stripped back you expose a striking black surround. The other reason is that a black fireplace makes a statement and works well in most rooms, adapting well to both contemporary and period design projects. Karen Millen asked me to put in a back fireplace a few years ago and since then I’ve really seen a growing trend.”
Early Victorian black and white marble column surround £5,400.
Original French black Louis XVI marble surround £5,900.
Original Georgian marble Straight fireplace £1,800.
Original Georgian hobgrate £2,800.
All the above are from Renaissance London.
Owen Pacey of Renaissance London has been sourcing, installing and producing premium original and reproduction fireplaces, lighting, mirrors and architectural salvage for over 25 years. He sources pieces from all over Europe, and also offers made to order grills to fit your chosen fireplace, together with complete restoration and fitting. His high-profile projects and clients range from One Hyde Park to Shoreditch House, from Gilbert & George to Georgia May Jagger. Renaissance London’s new showroom is based in an iconic converted pub in Shoreditch, and has recently been completely restructured to accommodate a brand new intake of stunning salvaged lighting from around the world.
193 – 195 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1V 1JN. Tel: 00 44 (0)20 7251 8844
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