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|bioethanol Bioethanol - or simply “ethanol� is a renewable energy source made by fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products - mainly sugarcane and crops like grain, using yeast. It is also made from corn, potatoes, milk, rice, beetroot and recently grapes, banana and dates depending on the countries agricultural strength. Today, bioethanol has many uses: It is blended with petrol to make a truly sustainable transport fuel, it's used in cosmetic and other manufacturing processes, and it creates the clean burning, beautiful dancing flame in our fireplaces.


|cocoon fires Federico Otero is an Industrial and Interactive Designer from Latin America. Otero started his career as a designer in his natal city of Lima in Peru, and then moved to the US to continue his studies at Purdue University. After working for several years as a lead designer for Delta Faucet Company and as a freelance designer for Marcus Koepke’s Design Studio, he decided to further his education at Domus Academy in Milan earning his Masters. His contributions to design include a wide spectrum that ranges from lighting, furniture, faucets, and luxury products. His design talent took him to Switzerland where he was designing watches for Tag Heuer. Currently he is freelancing in diverse design areas. Otero’s work has been recognized in the business realm academia and the press. His work has been featured internationally including Interni, Vogue, Metropolis, CNN and Interior Design.


|aeris The Cocoon Aeris Fireplace has been developed to be mounted to any ceiling. Introduced by a round mount and suspended by adjustable rods, expertly finished in a 316 marine grade stainless steel hairline finish, the ethanol burner is housed within in a cocoon-shaped shell. The cocoon is offered in the like stainless steel or in a carbon steel shell with a high resistant black finish. A versatile ethanol burning fireplace, Aeris offers an adjustable height with six suspension rods. You may choose a height between 38.8" to 56" at your discretion, with a maximum hanging height (to include the cocoon, rods and mounting plate) of 72". Increasing its versatility, Aeris' ethanol insert may be removed so that the cocoon may be used as a beverage holder during special functions or get-togethers. Functional as it is aesthetically pleasing, Aeris may be rotated 360 degrees to allow viewing from anywhere in your space. Adding to its functionality, additional mounting plates are available making it portable. Enjoy the magic of the lively, clean burning flames anywhere with just one fireplace! This fireplace employs the use of liquid ethanol fireplace fuel. The fuel is introduced into the burner by using a funnel. Ethanol fuel is clean burning and carbon-neutral. It does not emit odor, smoke nor ash making Aeris a vent-free fireplace solution. The ethanol burner accommodates 1 1/2 liters of fuel, which offers a burn time of up to six hours. The burner is adjustable thus allowing you to control flame height, heat output and operative costs. A high-design fireplace appropriate for the well-appointed Tourmaline Urban Lofts.


|terra

The Cocoon Terra Freestanding Fireplace is a unique and stylish way to introduce fire into any residential or commercial surrounding. Designed by decorated industrial designer, Federico Otero, Terra is a mix of form and function. Otero, who hails from Lima, Peru created the line of Cocoon Fireplaces using his education from Purdue University, experience at companies such as Tag Heuer and Delta Faucets and combined them with his global travels and cultural influences. His designs, including Cocoon, are celebrated by those with good taste and appreciation for high-design. The Cocoon Terra Freestanding Fireplace has been developed to sit on any level surface. Perched atop a cylindrical pedestal base, the cocoon-shaped body harbors this fireplace's ethanol burner. Terra's body, offered in a complete 316 marine grade stainless steel mirror finish or carbon steel finished in black, lends a familiar and warm feeling to any room. The stainless burner within offers clean burning flames that lick interior with gracefulness and tranquility. The burner is adjustable so as to allow its user the convenience of controlling the heat output, flame size and operational cost. Functional as it is aesthetically appealing, when Terra isn't being used to warm the room or provide emotional decor, it may be used to chill your favorite bottle of wine or other fine beverage. Simply remove the burner and add ice. When employed as a fireplace, Terra is fueled by ethanol. It holds 1 1/2 liters of fuel and with it allows approximately six hours of lively flames, depending on the surrounding conditions. During combustion, ethanol fuel emits nothing more than heat, water vapor and a small amount of carbon dioxide akin to that found when exhaling human breath. Because no toxins, smoke, ash nor odor are emitted, Terra does not require special ventilation or a chimney. Simply introduce the liquid ethanol into the burner with a funnel and ignite with a long match or lighter. When finished, easily slide the burner's lid closed.


|vellum Using the skilled eye of commercial designer Federico Otero, the Cocoon Vellum Wall Mounted Ethanol Fireplace excels in presenting the gift of vibrant, clean burning flames. The simple evidence of its circular shape is restful for the eyes and mind, a generous invitation to a tranquil state of being. Focusing on sustainability, this striking architectural element is a treasured piece for those who are stylish and eco-conscious. Cocoon's Vellum has been developed to be mounted to any wall. Secured by a marine-grade stainless steel mounting bracket, its round ethanol burner housing boasts a spirit that's playful, yet polished. This ethanol burning fireplace is offered with a body composed of marine-grade 316 stainless steel or one of black carbon steel, accented in the like stainless. The unique body embraces a burner insert offering an adjustable heat level and the undeniable beauty of primal,



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