Gas fires are ever-popular for their growing efficiency in terms of heat output, as well as the ambience they create with flames that can now closely mimic an open fire.
But, as the MODE Fires team found, trends and technology were developing at pace overseas and New Zealand was somewhat lagging in terms of being able to access the latest on the global market. As a result MODE Fires was born, a small company taking big steps forward.
Linked to Escea, the MODE Fires team represents a diverse group of engineers and designers aiming to disrupt the market and introduce fresh options for specifiers and designers in the fireplace market.
“We saw what was happening in Europe in terms of what people were favouring, which was fires with more than one side, and those of unconventional shapes,” MODE Fires’ Alex Hodge says.