With the weather cool and the timber wet, if you want to sit outside and keep warm this summer why not commission your very own ‘bonfire’ from artist Cathy Azria of B&D Design. Built to special commission, her fires can form the heart of an ‘outdoor room’. Running on mains or bottled gas, they can be designed into a chimney or built into fireproof/frostproof boxes or set on a slab.
This one is called ‘Planes’. Tapering steel plates are stacked and leant against each other to define geometric planes through a sculptural form. Added drama is created by the stack’s apparent (but not actual!) instability.
This outdoor ‘Fire Pit’ looks like a traditional bonfire, but it’s made of steel and set into a bed of chippings.
Cathy Azria’s ‘Loop the Loop’ sculpture was commissioned for a private garden in London.
For further information on these and Cathy Azria’s indoor fire sculptures, contact : B+D Design, Unit 2, Park Mews, 213-215 Kilburn Lane, London W10 4BQ. Tel: 020 8964 5355 www.bd-designs.co.uk . Prices start at £3,600.