When I think about fireplaces, I think about brick hearths and concrete interiors. For one fireplace manufacturer, fireplace design is all about glam and glitz.
Napoleon Fireplaces recently introduced a limited edition Swarovski Crystal Fireplace. No, the inside of the fireplace isn't encrusted in these crystals you most often associate with designers such as Armani, Versace, Gucci, and Prada. Rather, the ember bed on the glas outside of this wall-mounted fireplace is filled with authentic Swarovski crystals that are set to sparkle and glisten in the flames.
"The Swarovski fireplace is like no other fireplace on the market," said David Coulson, a spokesperson for Napoleon Fireplaces & Grills. "This fireplace is evidence of Napoleon and Swarovski's shared passion for cutting-edge technology, contemporary design, and artistic craftsmanship."
The Limited Swarovski Edition fireplace comes complete with a bed of authentic precision-cut Swarovski crystals that reflect light in every direction. This new fireplace employs a "necklace" tray design that keeps the crystals in perfect display arrangement. Lest you be worried that your friends and family who come to visit won't appreciate your new fireplace, the Swarovski logo is finely etched into the fireplace glass.
This surprising fireplace design is made for a gas fireplace that vents through the wall or roof. It's perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms, and sitting rooms. It fits in the wall and appears similar to a flat-screen TV that you might mount on a wall.
The fancy fireplace is not for the light of heart when it comes to finances—it retails for $10,499. Perhaps something to put on your holiday wish list, if you're hoping to get a super upscale fireplace? I would be surprised if this Swarovski fireplace shows up in the 2012 Neiman Marcus gift catalog—you know, the one that's always featuring extravagent and expensive gifts.