Modern Love with New Modern Collection by Heat & Glo™

More than a mere fad, contemporary styling and décor have become a legitimate trend in interior design. As the focal point to most living spaces, the traditional fireplace as we have come to know and love has taken on a 21st century look and the Heat & Glo™ Modern Collection is ready to have you seeing RED – Rectangular European Design.

With a tip of the hat to our friends across the pond – the European design influence has been popularized in just about every modern day appliance, and the gas fireplace is no exception.

“We’ve been asked by architects and our builders to develop looks that have less to do with the traditional fireplace, and more to do with fire art,” says Dave Miller, marketing brand manager for Heat & Glo Fireplaces.

The slim designs of these products provide location flexibility, and as a result, the installation applications are a part of what makes the Modern Collection product line unique. Unlike a traditional fireplace and mantle, positioned on the floor, many contemporary gas fireplaces are positioned half-way up on the wall, a portrait style installation – more of a statement of “wall art.”

Heat & Glo began its Modern Collection six years ago with award-winning designs in style and innovation for products like the Cyclone and Soho gas fireplace. From the clean look of the product itself, to the choice in finishing materials around the product, the design is simple and compelling.

“For 2008, we are excited to introduce our latest round of modern fireplaces, which will continue to expand Heat & Glo’s Modern Collection,” says Miller.

Longer than tall in shape, the linear RED products will have similar proportions trending in the flat panel TV screen market – theater, or widescreen, with varying widths spanning from of 40 to 60 inches. “Less is more in European design, and clean, straight lines are the signature statement with our modern collection of fireplaces.” assures Miller.

Heat & Glo is a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies™, a company that leads the industry with a wide range of brands with environmentally sustainable whole hearth systems. Heat & Glo brings together elegance and innovation to offer hearth products with distinct design, sophistication and style that set apart virtually any room of the home. Innovative, energy-efficient Heat & Glo fireplaces meet the guidelines established by the USGBC (LEED® For Homes) and NAHB Green Building Standard for sustainable building practices.

Hearth & Home Technologies leads the industry with a wide range of environmentally sustainable whole hearth systems. The Hearth & Home Technologies family includes Heatilator®, Heat & Glo™, Quadra-Fire® and Harman brand hearth products and Fireside Hearth & Home™ brand hearth design centers. The company’s environmentally sustainable fireplaces provide energy-efficiency, warmth/comfort and excellent indoor air quality. Hearth & Home Technologies’ environmentally sustainable fireplaces are also manufactured, packaged and delivered with respect for the environment. Hearth & Home Technologies is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the United States. Hearth & Home Technologies is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the United States.