Gyrofocus, Domofocus, Ergofocus with glass panels

DESIGNER Dominique Imbert
The Focus research center has employed enormous resources in the creation of a new range of eco-performing fireplaces: equipped with closing glass panels, the Gyrofocus, Domofocus and Ergofocus, with a registered design, are now Ecodesign certified and classified 4 stars according to the current legislation in Italy. A patent has been filed for the technology that is now applied to Focus's most emblematic models, capable of complying with current regulations without distorting the aesthetics: the iconic shapes of the original models have been perfectly preserved, together with the characteristic 360 ° rotation. The glass panels that seal off the hearth are frameless, offering protection from sparks while preserving heat. A technological evolution that began some time ago, which brings the Focus range to a new quality standard for energy performance. In this way, the wood fire is no longer just a pleasant and relaxing ritual, but a real alternative to other domestic air conditioning systems. The 2022 edition of Progetto Fuoco in Verona, the most important fair in the world in the biomass heating sector, will be an opportunity to present three great classics of the Focus tradition transformed into eco-efficient fireplaces. The closed Gyrofocus earned the attention of Archiproducts Design Awards 2021 with a special mention in the "Finishes" category for sustainability. For Focus it is an important recognition, but it is also more generally for the whole biomass heating category, as it demonstrates that wood alternatives can really be considered and perceived as ecological. Energy efficiency is demonstrated by the numbers: the glazed versions of Gyrofocus and Domofocus guarantee an efficiency of 81% and a power of 18 Kw. Data that comfort and justify the large economic investment (six million euros in ten years) in research and development which, together with the production workshop, is leading the Focus range towards the ecological challenges of the present and, above all, of the future.