Playing with fire – designing for prestige residential and commercial interiors
Adding fire is a perfect architectural feature that, when added to a space, creates exciting transitions in light and shade as well as that familiar welcoming, comforting ambience, even for the most stripped back of industrial interior designs. But when it comes to fire, the issues of excess heat, maintenance and of course safety that is associated with installing solid fuel or gas fires can hobble the imagination and limit the final design.
Dimplex Optimyst cassette provide the perfect way to bring an intimation of warmth and life to a multitude of interior design looks with a clean, easy to maintain, low operational cost alternative to a real fire.
Used in bespoke installations around the world, Optimyst uses water to generate a cold, completely safe, vapor which is lit and moved to recreate the flicker of flame and wisps of smoke, all enhanced with audio of a crackling fire.
Optimyst bespoke range of cassettes (available from select independent retailers) are free standing feature fires – that come in a range of sizes to suit all space and budget specifications - if your client is really after a show stopper, you can even connect them in a series to create a truly unrivalled feature in any space.
Operating via a remote control, these Dimplex electric fires are completely safe, hassle free and don’t produce heat - removing any insurance risk associated with deploying real flames within your designs, making them perfect for large commercial buildings and loft apartments. The larger cassettes 500 & 1000 can even be plumbed into the water supply, relieving any need for maintenance. With versions using an onboard water tank Optimyst cassettes can also be easily retrofitted to existing buildings without expensive building alterations.
With the freedom to design or create your own casing to match your client’s individual style and taste, Optimyst cassettes work to enhance the exposed feel, bringing a feeling of warmth and tranquillity from completely bespoke design pieces.
Dimplex is featuring amongst a select group of brands to showcase at the 100% Design Show in London from the 20th-23rd September - exhibiting the very best in high quality design, detail and craftsmanship. Come along to view our exquisite Optimyst cassettes and our range of Opti-V electric fires to see the latest in electric fires technology and how you can use these to create a bespoke, feature design piece for yourself and your clients.