The Chesney's Contemporary collection combines simple modern design with clear architectural form in a series of designs that ensure that the fireplace remains the focus of the room.
Chesney's have a long history of collaboration with leading designers from the fields of fashion, furniture and interior design. These collections have formed an important addition to the rich tradition of domestic fireplace design.
A new freedom in the use of architectural form and ornamentation emerged in the Victorian age which is reflected in the fireplace designs of the period.
It is the pleasing combination of scale and simplicity that makes the Regency fireplace an ideal choice for modern and period rooms, with its restrained ornamentation and simple construction.
Georgian fireplace design was based on the classical orders and followed strict rules of proportion whilst employing a rich and varied range of decorative devices.
These chimneypieces by Sir Edwin Lutyens have been carefully chosen to show his unique ability to translate the traditional architectural vocabulary into new forms that successfully combine classicism and modernity.
A collection of exact replicas of designs for chimneypieces selected from the archives of the world famous Sir John Soane's Museum and reproduced by Chesneys under exclusive licence from the museum.
The term "architectural" is used to describe a fireplace which is well proportioned and which has clearly defined strong lines.
The French fireplace is characterised by its proportions – lower and deeper than those of an English fireplace, and by its decoration – particularly when displaying the exuberant Rococo style.
The Heritage Collection displays the twin qualities of outstanding craftsmanship and integrity of design that are the hallmark of every Chesney's fireplace.
An "en trumeau" French fireplace will enhance the architecture of any large room. The term en trumeau describes a decorative panel, mirror or the continued section of a fireplace sitting above the mantel shelf.