Many small to medium sized German businesses excel. It’s a cultural phenomenon that has lead to the country’s reputation as a world leader in many industries. Fireplaces are no exception, as evidenced by family run business Skantherm.
Founded over 30 years ago by Heinz Georg Wagner, today the business is run by Heinz’s son, Benedikt. But while Skantherm honours the past, it is also maintaining its focus on the future.
Created in collaboration with acclaimed international designers, Skantherm’s fuel efficient, sleek fireplaces have received many accolades over the years.
A MODULAR MASTERPIECE
Elements is the world’s first modular fireplace system. In sync with modern life it is an elegant and family-friendly solution, its movable parts allowing full enjoyment of the warmth and beauty that can only come from fire.
The latest addition to the Skantherm family, Elements has been a hit since its debut in 2014, picking up numerous honours including the prestigious Red Dot and Good Design awards. Designed by the esteemed Prof. Wulf Schneider + Partner, it comprises a series of components (a burning chamber, large and small shelving units, wood and accessories storage units, optional leather seating pads and optional heat conservation units) that can be arranged and re-arranged in multiple positions to best suit the configuration of the room.
A family business fuelled by collaboration
Skantherm has been built by the Wagner family, and through collaborations with a diverse range of design leaders their aesthetic remains fresh and timeless.
Antonio Citterio, an Italian design heavyweight known for his impressive architecture, is one such collaborator. Prof. Wulf Schneider, who has left an indelible mark on several interior design disciplines, is another. Peter Maly, a master of elegant simplicity, is also known for his designs with Skantherm. While Skantherm honours past achievements it is also looking to the future, with new designers and new models always on the horizon.