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Eataly LA: Commercial Feature Project

solus decor fire pit at Eataly LA

Benefits of a fire pit at Terra Italian Grill, part of the growing  Eataly chain in North America.

Terra Italian Grill is part of the growing chain of Eataly stores and is one of the three restaurants that form part of Eataly LA.  Eataly LA is located on the popular Santa Monica boulevard; a popular location for locals and tourists.

The Terra Italian Grill is located on the third floor of the building with indoor and outdoor spaces.  Eataly have capitalized on the outdoor space with our Hemi Fire Bowls, which create a unique focal point and a place for people to gather all year round.

 

solus decor fire pit at Eataly LA
Hemi with ring fire pit providing a place to gather in the contemporary terrace at Eataly LA
hemi fire pit at Eataly LA
The terrace at the Terra Grill at Eataly LA with a Solus Decor Hemi with concrete ring fire pit

The Hemi with concrete ring

Eataly LA have used the hemi with concrete ring which is ideally suited to the commercial environment.  The Hemi with concrete ring provides the best procedure scenarios that are with the stay classy lax website heat all year and a space for glasses and appetizer plates around the fire.

The hemi with concrete ring is available in the 36″ and 48″, three fuel options including natural gas, liquid propane and biofuel and the benefit of ten different colour options.  The flexibility of the product make it ideal for installations in commercial spaces.

Solus Hemi with ring gas fire pit
Hemi with ring

Why not book a table at Eataly LA to sample their delicious food and enjoy a wonderful evening with the ambiance of a Solus fire pit.  Alternatively why not get in touch to find out more about our fire pits and water features.

 

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for  commercial projects.  Contact us to discuss your project.

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Solus Launches New Outdoor Gas Firepit Design at HDExpo 2018.

Solus Decor Launches New Gas Outdoor Firepit at HDExpo 2018

Solus are looking forward to once again showcasing our modern backyard fire pits at this year’s Hospitality Design Expo, held at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

This year we are excited to launch a new Linear fire pit. This new Solus gas firepit is 6ft in length and can be used as single height or stacked for double height. Either composition will have an impact in your outdoor space.

Solus Décor Linear Gas Firepit. Suitable for backyards or commercial spaces. Showcasing at HDExpo 2018. The new design is the result of the talented Solus team’s dedication, vision and many man hours put in to produce an innovative and contemporary design. It is unmistakably Solus.
Solus Décor Linear Gas Firepit. Suitable for backyards or commercial spaces. Showcasing at HDExpo 2018. The new design is the result of the talented Solus team’s dedication, vision and many man hours put in to produce an innovative and contemporary design. It is unmistakably Solus.

Are you are looking to make an impact with your entrance? Or a design statement with a modern fire pit for a restaurant or hotel terrace. The Linear can provide semi-private areas when double height, or a divide areas for dining and drinks. It will also provide warmth and atmosphere but not take up valuable seating space. Made in Vancouver, Canada and shipped all over the world. Hence the Solus Linear firepit could be ideal for your restaurant, hotel or other commercial needs.

Along with the new fire pit is the metal table top.  This can convert into a drinks ring for the 36 and 48 Hemi fire pit. Solus started selling this earlier in the year and it has proved very popular for both commercial and domestic requirements. A simple disk table top is also available for the smaller 26 Hemi.

Solus Décor Hemi Gas Firebowl Firepit. With metal drinks ring. Also available as a metal table top. Shown on the terrace at Predator Ridge Resort Canada. Ideal when not used as a fire pit.
Solus Décor Hemi Gas Firebowl Firepit. With metal drinks ring. Also available as a metal table top. Shown on the terrace at Predator Ridge Resort Canada. Ideal when not used as a fire pit.

Made out of noncorrosive aluminum and stainless steel which compliments the concrete material of the fire pit. The Hemi with drinks ring provides a sculptural fire bowl design, along with somewhere for guests to put drinks. The table top turns a fire pit into a multi-use product. A modern, unusual table that also protects the gas burners when not in use.

HD Expo is the premier trade show and conference for the hospitality industry. The show has been running since 1992 and is presented by Hospitality Design magazine and today it remains at the forefront of the hospitality industry offering the newest and most innovative products.  The conference is an opportunity for those in the industry to share ideas and provide inspiration by connecting with other hospitality professionals.

On our booth, we will of course be displaying and demonstrating a selection of our best-selling fire pits and water features alongside the new additions to our collection. If you are visiting this year, please come and see us and our products on booth 1874. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact us for more information on Solus products or visit our website: www.solusdecor.com

T: 1.877.255.3146

For more information on the HDExpo visit: www.hdexpo.com

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Top things to consider when designing for a firepit

There are many things to consider when designing the space and making a firepit a main feature.

 

Hemi Firebowl with Ring

DESIGN

This may seem obvious, but you really don’t want to be moving the firepit around the area – it is much easier to move the furniture than the firepit.

FUEL SOURCE

One consideration is the fuel source that will be used. Will it be natural gas, liquid propane, bio-fuel, wood burning? There are pros and cons to all of them. Operating costs, fuel refilling, clean up (or none) and maintenance are all things to think about.

If you are designing the space from scratch and have the ability to run a gas pipe, do so even if you haven’t selected the fire pit yet. Even if you opt for a bio fuel or wood burner, it will allow for future placement of a gas unit before you place your pavers, decking or tile.

SAFETY

Consider children.  How does the firepit operate?  What safety concerns are there?  How is it kept unlit when adults are not about?

Hemi outdoor gas fire pit Solus

MULT-FUNCTIONALITY

A good thing to consider is multi-functionality. Could the firepit be used as a table when not in use as a fire pit? This could possibly replace the need for a coffee table in your design.

Solus firebox gas fire pit with wood table top

LOCAL FIRE CODE

Consider the local fire code. Not all fire pits are created equally. Many states, provinces and counties require the entire fire pit to be certified as an appliance, not just having a certified burner. Most burners these days are certified, but once installed into a custom built brick pit they become uncertified.  If longevity is important – consider the warranty.

IGNITION SYSTEMS

There are a number of ignition systems to consider which include:  Manual lit ignition, Manual lit with flame supervision, Electronic ignition and electronic ignition with adjustable flame. There is also the high-tech option of the smart home kit. Our sales team would be happy to explain these different options in further detail along with how they can best suit your design.

RESALE VALUE

Consider the resale value – even if you are not planning to move or sell, fire pits have been (and continue to remain) one of the top three desired features of all outdoor landscape projects alongside lighting and dining.

Contact us for more information on our products and what to consider.

TF: 1.877.255.3146

E: info@solusdecor.com

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Solus Decor Garden Inspiration

Water Dome

Summer is here and we have put together some ideas on how to incorporate a Solus fire and water product into your garden scheme this summer.

 

 

Water Dome
Garden Inspiration with the Water Dome

 

If you are looking to add a little calm and relaxation into the garden then the Water Dome is the perfect addition to your garden.  It is self circulating making it simple and easy to install in any garden scheme. The Water Dome is shown here in brass and cinder teamed with a lounger from Crate and Barrel allowing you to lie back and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the water.  To add some extra detail we have incorporated accessories with elements of metal to compliment the Water Dome, also available at Crate and Barrel.

 

Elevated Halo Firepit
Garden Inspiration with the Elevated Halo Firepit

 

 

If you are looking to add the element of fire into your garden and keep the chill away on those summer nights, the Elevated Halo is a brilliant addition to an outdoor seating area.  The Elevated Halo is coffee table height making it ideal when enjoying a drink with family and friends around the fire on a summer evening.  The Elevated Halo is shown here in portland, a neutral tone that works well with both contemporary and more traditional outdoor spaces.  We have combined the Elevated Halo with an L Shaped outdoor sofa from Crate and Barrel, a large cantilevered parasol by Skyline Design available at Lux Deco and accessories from Crate and Barrel.

 

To find out more about our products and to add an element of fire and water to your garden this summer get in touch.

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An Interview with International Garden Designer; John Wyer to discuss garden design trends in 2017

We sat down with John Wyer from Bowles and Wyer to look at what 2017 has in store for their UK based design practice and garden design in general.

 

Based on the Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire border in the UK, Bowles & Wyer have become leading landscape and garden designers and contractors, working in their UK base and internationally for both commercial and residential clients. John Wyer officially founded Bowles and Wyer with Chris Bowles in 1993 and since then the business has continued to grow year on year.

 

Bowles and Wyer have an excellent reputation in both commercial and residential landscape design. Currently their work is 60% residential and 40% commercial with a focus on prime central London, which brings its own challenges with both access restrictions and interesting and unusual spaces where one needs to consider not only the horizontal but also the vertical space as with any city garden.

 

 

 

 

City Garden, Belgravia, London by Bowles and Wyer

 

 

 

Commercial Landscape Design

 

2017 looks to be an exciting year for Bowles and Wyer with 3 prestigious commercial projects in the pipeline in prime central London; working with the Cadogan Estate on the Kings Road, Park Crescent West in Regents Park, and Audley House in Mayfair. As always, they will be combining these projects with their residential projects both in the UK and internationally.  As we talked about the projects for 2017 we discussed the differences between commercial and residential and the challenges that they both bring.  John says that “commercial and residential are very different but not always in the way you think”.  In commercial projects, there are many more meetings, more drawings and more information required due to the larger team that you are part of.  This tends to be a more decisive process due to the super structure in place but given the nature of large commercial projects developers often have bigger worries to focus on meaning the landscaping decisions can be pushed down the priority list.

 

commercial design trends 2017
The Lancasters, Bayswater, London

 

 

Residential Garden Design

 

On residential projects, it is always about finding the balance between budget and design, Bowles and Wyer make it a priority to spend time educating their clients prior to the design phase; looking at their database of designs and costs per sqm, allowing the client to understand the true cost of each design.  John finds this key in helping clients understand what they can expect from their project based on their budget.

 

Residential garden design trends 2017
Roof Terrace, Hampstead, London by Bowles and Wyer

 

Garden Design Trends 2017

 

Looking at 2017 John Wyer is optimistic for the London market post Brexit. He thinks the effect will be neutral if not positive as he believes foreign investment in London will rise and this will likely be reflected in garden design.  Looking back over the last few years garden design has been very much about twin trends: on the one hand right angles and minimalism, and a second trend for upcycling and stripped back finishes. John believes these trends for were partly caused by the influence of design software such as SketchUp and also the effect of the recession.

 

terrace firepit garden design trends 2017
Chelsea Flower Show Winner 2016 by Andy Sturgeon

 

In 2017 John believes that we will be looking at a different kind of geometry, moving away from the right angles, incorporating more curves in design and an introduction of more luxurious surfaces; etched metals and coated finishes.  The advancement in porcelain has also made a significant impact on design and we will likely see more of this in 2017 with substantial developments giving many more options for outdoor floor surfaces.

 

The use of fire and water in landscape design is something that is here to stay.  Bowles and Wyer have seen an increase over recent years in clients looking to incorporate fire pits into their designs, where they might have previously requested a hot tub or Jacuzzi.  The “plug and play nature” of a fire pit is something that appeals to clients. The biggest challenge with incorporating fire into the design is always about matching the cost to client’s expectations.

 

 

outdoor living garden design trends 2017
London Roof Terrace by John Wyer

 

It’s safe to say that it looks to be another successful year for John and the team at Bowles and Wyer and with designs like this it’s not hard to see why.  To find out more about Bowles and Wyer and their work take a look at their website or you can follow John on Twitter.