White furniture, winter glamour

Our Kings Road showroom has a regularly changing display of furniture, including white furniture, plus modern art.  The art is beautifully curated by our friends at Tag Fine Arts and one current piece sums up winter.  It’s called ‘Balloon’ by Dede Johnston and is over a meter wide, one of five signed editions.  The image is from a series entitled ‘The New Wilderness’, a C-type print of a scene from Courcheval, France.  It captures the perfect stillness of snow and is wonderfully ethereal. Look carefully.  A tiny hot air balloon floats above the clouds, highlighting the scale and beauty of our natural world.

Balloon by Dede Johnston

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Autumn: big comfy sofas and toasty (bio-ethanol) fires

Autumn’s well and truly here… crisp, misty mornings, skylines filled with beautiful burnished golds and bronzes… country walks and pub lunches in front of roaring fires…

The clocks go back on the 25th of this month; the end of official summer time, by way of an Act of Parliament which goes back to 1916 (although it still catches many of us out) and means our mornings will be lighter but the evenings darker… definitely time to make our homes our ‘winter nests’.

So… suggestions from us:  big, comfy, modular sofas are one of the things we’d recommend.  And, of course, we have a couple here to tempt you.

Cloud sofa by Lema
Cloud sofa by Lema

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Cocoon Aeris Fire Now In Our Showroom

Our new bioethanol fire from Cocoon Fires has now been installed in the showroom & is currently hanging in the window. We chose the Aeris fire, in polished steel & I have to say, it looks amazing! We are using bioethanol fires for heating & the Aeris fire sends out a huge amount of heat. Not enough for the whole (3 floor) showroom, but it certainly makes a huge difference.

The burner for all three models is the same, so if you would like to see a fire from Cocoon Fires for yourself please do pop by.

Cocoon Aeris Fire
Cocoon Aeris Fire

Cocoon Fires, Our Stunning New Bioethanol Fires

As soon as we saw these beautiful liquid bio ethanol fires from Cocoon fires Spain we fell in love. Curvy lines, designer looks & an open fire warmth, all for surprisingly reasonable prices. The collection is small – just three designs in two finishes, but work beautifully with our contemporary furniture. The two finishes are black, or stainless steel, & the steel is a marine grade stainless steel so all three can be used outdoors too.

Aeris hanging Bioethanol fire
Aeris hanging Bioethanol fire

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Bio Ethanol Fires – Our Winter Heros!

Is it too early to start thinking about winter fires? Not for us..we like to plan well ahead & so are currently updating our Bioethanol fires section on the website, adding new fires from Cocoon fires, Decoflame & Ecosmart fire.

Go Modern has been selling liquid bio ethanol fires (then known as flueless fires) since 2007 (I think we were the first, but can’t be sure) because as a London based company we would LOVE to have an open fire but know we can’t (it’s not allowed in London) & these really are the next best thing. It’s difficult to explain but the heat is different from central heating or gas fire heat, it spreads throughout the room & is ultra cosy. Simon calls it ‘Ski Chalet’ heat & we now use bio ethanol fires as our sole source of heating at our showroom in winter. Which is pretty cool considering our contemporary showroom is set over three floors & we have large glass skylights in the largest part. Continue reading “Bio Ethanol Fires – Our Winter Heros!”