Fire: the essential element

 

 

Throughout the history of mankind fire has been an essential tool that has enabled human beings to survive, stay warm, cook, develop and to ultimately industrialise.

 

Even in the new modern era where we now have the ability to heat our homes and cook our meals at the touch of a button, our inherent desire for the reassurance and comfort that the naked flame offers and provides has seen the fireplace remain as the centrepiece, the focal point of the modern home.