In her London studio, sculptor Cathy Azria is interviewed by Channel 4′s Naomi Cleaver, presenter of Trade Secrets, the popular off-shoot of Grand Designs that tackles any design issues raised on the main programme.
In the episode, Cathy explains how fireplaces and fire sculptures can be given a contemporary twist and displays her Loop fire as well as other installations.
Inspiration for Cathy’s fires comes from nature and the universe. The Loop fire evokes the rings around the planet Saturn. Flames from an invisible burner leap up through a sculpture of steel loops to create a dramatic effect.
At the moment there is so much mass market focus on the fireplace that it’s all too easy to end up with a ‘me too’ product. If you commission your own fire, however, the result is distinctive and enduring.