Every lover of horses sees himself running across the fields as a cowboy at times. This was also the case when Dirk Wynant designed the Qrater Fireplace. He was inspired by the hearth that is surrounded by cowboys at night when they gather to tell stories. He then searched for a way of evoking a similar feeling in today’s backgarden. In the end, fire has always attracted people: for good reason are fireplaces occasionally called ‘Jungle TV’…
The Qrater by Dirk Wynants and Extremis is a brazier made out of weatherproof steel, a sort of steel which can be used in the garden as well as in public spaces. Typical of this steel is that it only rusts on the surface while the material below stays preserved. The Qrater can thus always stay outside without any problem. A small hole in the middle ensures that ash remains or rainwater always flows into a small bowl which is integrated into the galvanised steel socket. This socket also avoids the ground on which the Qrater is standing coming into contact with the fireplace, thus avoiding overheating.
The only thing that the user has to do: fire! The rest is pure magic. The continuously changing play of flames and sparks doesn’t only keep the surrounding people warm but also creates an atmosphere that can’t be resisted.
The Qrater is big enough to offer space for 14 people around it, with its 1.45 metre diameter. The included poker helps move sparking ashes to one side. On top of the ashes it is possible to grill small snacks with accessories that are also available (a skewer and grill plate).