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John T. Unger
Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur + Impossibility Remediation Specialist
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Patrick in Hayward, CA bought his Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl four years and just sent me the following testimonial and photos: I chose the bowl of fire because it's a perfect piece of art. You have made something beautiful out of recycled material. As much as I like eco friendly art, it all too often falls short of being something spectacular, which is what you have achieved. Our family enjoys our yearly 4th of July celebration here at our home because we have a beautiful 180 degree view of the San Francisco Bay. The fire bowl adds a warm place to sit when the winds are a bit chilly. You have helped me create a place that I truly love. Thanks ever so much. Patrick, Tuyen and Samuel. That's exactly the kind of satisfaction you hope to hear, especially from people who have had their firebowl long enough to really make use of it. I love the two raised bed planters that frame the firebowl and can double as additional seating. Here's a dramtic shot of the natural gas flame contrasted with the nightime skyline. The skyline when the firebowl is unlit. Another shot of the raised flowerbed that frames the gravel patio and firebowl. Recessed stonework surrounds the firebowl, providing seating close to the bowl. The combination of masory and gravel is a nice contrast. The firebowl casts flame shaped shadows that accent it's design even when unlit. Closeup of the lit natural gas flame at night. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at john t. unger studio
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Last night my firebowls warmed the stars at the Cannes Film Festival. It was a cold, rainy evening for an outdoor seaside party, so I'm sure the firebowls were appreciated. Calvin Klein purchased SIX Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowls for the company's annual Women in Film Party at the Cannes International Film Festival. The five women honored this year were actresses Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Carey Mulligan, Naomie Harris and director Lynne Ramsay. The party, cohosted by Independent Filmmaker Project’s Joana Vicente and Calvin Klein Collection designer Francisco Costa, was held at L’Ecrin. Vogue has a nice write-up of the party with photos here. As it turns out, the one drawback to having work at such an exclusive event is that no one photographs the decor when they're surrounded by movie stars and celebrities. The only photo I've found so far is a close up shot that could have been shot anywhere: On the other hand, the photographer was Francisco Costa, and it's not every day that an artist gets their work shot by the Women's Creative Director of the Calvin Klein Collection. Also, working with Benee Meade, the Special Events Manager who made the event happen, was an absolute joy. I really hope I can work with them again… everything came together very quickly rather than the months of planning and committees that are often required for corporate purchases. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at john t. unger studio
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The second email quoted in this post brings tears to my eyes every time I read it. It is a beautiful, tragic yet ultimately inspiring letter. The woman who wrote these prefers to remain anonymous but graciously agreed to let me share her story and artwork here. It's a story that reminds us of the power of art to heal. It's a story of art's ability guide us from grief into a renewed future of possibility. It's a story I'm really glad she shared, because after a long, dark winter of my own, it reminded me so viscerally of why I make art. My hope is always that I can inspire others to find renewed or greater meaning through beauty. That the gathering of family and friends around a fire will bring them closer and make a space for them to celebrate love, friendship and life. That creativity can be contagious while carrying a cure for the world's ills. I make art to make joy. I make art to help people see the beauty in the whole world. Her first email read: I love your work! It resonates perfectly with my feeling of beauty of nature,imagination and art work that I do in my house. My daughter is getting married in August, and I want them to start a fire of a new family (maybe to make it a tradition). I'm thinking to buy the Great Bowl o'Fire and two torches. She also called me, explaining that she wanted the bride and groom to carry the torches but wondered if they could be made lighter. We discussed various options, including using one of the torches as a wedding candle. In the end, we decided carrying the torches wasn't a good idea in case they became too hot during the ceremony. She did order a Great Bowl O' Fire. The following day she sent this email: I want to tell you our story because now you are becoming a part of it. Life is uncertain, unpredictable, beautiful, horrible, strange and magical. Almost like a fire, its flaming images, lights and shadows in your Great Bowl. I was born in a beautiful and mystical land of Siberia. Its forests and rivers filled my heart with the love for nature that I carried through my life. We moved to US in 1992 with our three children who were 9 years old daughter and 7 years old twins (boy and girl). In some years we bought an old almost abandoned house in NJ. The house was in a poor condition, but in a very beautiful place with a small natural pond surrounded by the woods. There we started building our place. We cleaned the property with our own hands, built new house which I inlaid with the mosaics and painted with a dreamlike scenes. We built walkways, walls, arch that I also covered with the mosaics, planted a garden. The life wasn't easy but still like a fairy tale for me. I thanked God for the wonder and beauty of it every single day and night. But the creator is far more "creative" than a human being can ever imagine. Two years ago our oldest daughter was diagnosed with the defused gastric cancer… in a matter of moment the whole world crushed into dust… the beauty of life betrayed me… the mornings turned into nightmares… the nights turned into hell… For two years we struggled and fought for her life… She passed away this year on Valentine's day… Our other daughter's wedding is going to be at our house that she loves so much. She wanted me to help with the decorations of the event, but it was so hard for me to start creating again. I tried, but nothing worked. Every flower in my garden was missing my darling daughter, every piece of my mosaics cried about the nonsense of beautiful things. There is one center spot in our backyard, that I didn't finish— was out of the ideas, but I had to do it before the wedding. I just wanted to fill it with the flowers for the event, but happened to come across your fire bowl. It changed everything… It ignited my artistic spirit again that I thought was gone with my daughter from this place forever. The idea of fire that is life itself made me wanting to work again. The fire of the spirit of my diseased daughter who was so passionate, loving, beautiful, magical, fearless will always live in our hearts and lighten them with love. It is the fire, the energy, the light that everybody needs to go on and to start something new (like a new family for example). Your design is unbelievably perfect for my vision of beauty. I have a mosaic of a phoenix-girl on top of the fireplace inside the house, which is done in the very similar lines, as well as my other works around the house. So that spot outside that I didn't know how to finish just happened to be waiting for your Great Bowl o'Fire. I find that so many things in life are not accidental but happen to be for a reason. Thank you John for the fire of your art! Wow. I'm so moved by her story. Struck by her sorrow and loss, how it washed away the joy in life, family and creative work. But also quite inspired by the spirit of recovery that arises through renewed creativity and the promise of a new family. In the end her story comes back around to new life, new stories, new art, a new world. That's brave and wonderful. When her firebowl shipped, I included an Eternal Flame Sculpture in the shape of the Phoenix. It felt right to contribute something to this renewal beyond the firebowl itself. I wanted to share an additional gift of rebirth. She wrote: I got the bowl! It is magnificent!! I feel that it really was meant to be here. Absolutely perfect for our house and happened at such a right moment. Thank you, thank you thank you! And one more THANK YOU for your generous and beautiful gift! I found a great place for it. I will be in touch, tell you how the fire starting ceremony will go and sent you the new pictures. I'm so appreciative she took the time to write and let me know my work has helped. I needed a reminder of why I make the work I do. So we have helped each other, which is the beauty of art. To Anonymous: Thank you for allowing me to play a role in your story. I hope that from here on, it becomes a beautiful fairy tale again without any of the darkness of old tales. I hope you do continue to make more mosaic and art. It's wonderful, beautiful work! Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at john t. unger studio
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Caption The Great Bowl O' Fire was the star of Caribbean Courtyard, Season 2, episode 5 of Billy Derian's DIY Network show Extra Yardage. The episode first aired September 4, 2012 but you can find a schedule for current airings here. The description on the site is a bit brief, but since I have great before and after pictures provided by Sean Boyriven, the Senior Producer I worked with, we can see how massively the makeover transformed this space. Here's the design brief from the show page: Exterior Designer Billy Derian will help Emma and Greg turn their backyard concrete jungle into a lush, Caribbean-style tropical island paradise. Let's look first at the Before picture of the yard before renovation— as you can see, the pool area is bare, harshly affected by the glare of the sun, lacking in shade, comfort or visual appeal. It's a swimming hole in a concrete yard. Before the renovation Now a view of the project after completion— So much has been done, the space is completely transformed. The fence has been painted a light blue to pick up colors from the pool and sky. New trees, bushes and tropical plants add color and shade along the wall, as well as adding a grass lawn at one end of the pool. Multi-level bridges and decks divide the space, providing both visual appeal and offering multiple entertainment areas. The Pergola has been replaced and updated, and now encloses an outdoor kitchen or bar area. The unforgiving concrete surround has been covered with mosaic tile. A shade awning is visible in the next photo below, again using a blue color to tie the space together. Muti-level bridge and deck spaces offer multiple entertainment areas The shade awning picks up the colors of the pool and harmonizes with plantings Updated Pergola and outdoor kitchen area with Great Bowl O' Fire Firebowl Great Bowl O' Fire with tropical plants and pool Closeup of the Great Bowl O' Fire with black and green fire glass Another closeup of the Great Bowl O' Fire Firebowl Gas flames in Great Bowl O' Fire Firebowl with glass Gas flames in Great Bowl O' Fire Firebowl with glass I really enjoyed working with Sean Boyriven, the Senior Producer at Film Garden Entertainment, Inc. who contacted me to request a Great Bowl O' Fire for the show. He sent me the letter below when production on the episode wrapped. I couldn't ask for a better letter of recommendation. Sean really appreciates art and made that abundantly clear in all our conversations. On behalf of the entire production staff here on the DIY landscape-renovation series Extra Yardage, I want to thank you for having featured your amazing firebowl product in Season 2 of the show. We are so pleased to have accomplished a dramatic yard transformation with your Bowl O' Fire firebowl. It's more a work of art then in firebowl in our opinion; a perfect balance of function, form and affordability. We work with a lot of different companies on our show, but organizing our fire feature portion of the episode 205 build with the John T. Unger Studio went particularly well. The firebowl was so simple to work with and the quality is beyond the standard we strive to use on camera for the series. It's evident that you hold yourself and your work to a higher standard, and we're honored be associated with the John T. Unger brand. — Sean Boyriven Senior Producer Extra Yardage Film Garden Entertainment, Inc. For The DIY network Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at john t. unger studio
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Two colors of FireCrystals Fire Glass are used to make a spiral design I don't usually get to visit my firebowls in their home, but I was so blown away by this Seabrook, TX installation of the Great Bowl O' Fire that I had to make a side trip through Texas to see it for myself. The firebowl is centered in a two-tone stone patio with integrated bench seating. The walls are built from native limestone and the floor and benches are bluestone. You can see in the top photo that two colors of glass were used to echo the blue and white stonework. Clean rectangles of limestone with broken slabs of bluestone add to the patio's dynamic contrast Rough-hewn limestone block contrasts nicely with the broken-stone masonry of the bluestone patio floor and seating. Both stones have a natural feel to them, while the overall effect is clean and geometri. There are four entrances to the patio area at the cardinal points. Galveston Bay provides a backdrop to the firebowl and patio John T. Unger seated on the stone bench View of the patio facing west The patio extends beyond the walls that make up seating View towards the house The clean edges of the masonry emphasize the curves of the installation Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at john t. unger studio
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Whitman, Kari. "Green Spaces." Ocean Home June-July 2013: 89. Print. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at pressclips
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For his La La Land Record Release Party last summer, philanthropist and pop star Sir Ivan Wilzig installed two Great Bowl O' Fire Firebowls flanking the pool of his 13,000 square-foot castle known as the "Playboy mansion of the East." The event has been described as "sexiest party the Hamptons has ever seen" and the single of enjoyed two weeks on the Billboard Top 40 list. Sir Ivan abandoned a career in banking to performs music the stage names "Peaceman" and "Sir Ivan." Business Insider ran profile of his rather adventurous and interesting life here. Hamptons.com has a slideshow of the castle estate and environs that gives a sense of scale and also features a couple photos of the firebowls. The Youtube video below shows scenes from the party (which certainly does look pretty wild) and interview segments with Sir Ivan discussing his history, music and charitable works. There are numerous shots that include the firebowls burning brightly to light the pool scene. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at john t. unger studio
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The King Isosceles Sculptural Firebowl is featured this week on Season 3, Episode 2 of Decked Out with Paul Lafrance from HGTV You can see a photo slideshow of the project here. The full episode is available to stream online here, but only if you're in Canada. The episode will be available in the US next season. I haven't been able to see the episode myself yet, but I love what I can see from the photos. Here's the description of the project from Decked Out's site: Paul and Ronit love their yard, but feel it is missing a deck. Their space has particular challenges including incorporating a beautifully landscaped pond and leaving enough green space for their playful pugs. They also want a deck that can be used for three seasons. Paul accepts the mission and builds three separate deck spaces including a breakfast bar with 700-pound glass top, a gorgeous metal fire feature, and a lounge area with hot tub that gives a perfect view of the pond. I really enjoyed working with Rachel Burden, the Production Manager at Cutting Edge Designs to help make this project happen. She was kind enough to say some nice words on Twitter also: @johntunger You beautiful fire bowl is on #deckedout tonight in Canada, can't wait for everyone to see it! You're a true artist. — Rachael Burden (@RachaelBurden27) May 7, 2013 Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at john t. unger studio
"The Round Square Deck." Decked Out. HGTV. 6 May 2013. Television. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at pressclips
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These photos of the King Isosceles Sculptural Firebowls were shot by Drew Hadley for a feature in Montreal Home Living last year. Several of the shots were used in the magazine, but I was so blown away by those that I contacted Drew to license the photos from the entire shoot. I'm so glad I did! My firebowls are often used in pool settings and it's fairly frequent that a pool design will call for at least two firebowls to flank the pool, but this is one of the most interesting fountain concepts I've seen. Water flows between two glass plates to create a waterfall effect that seeming comes from thin air. The glass sheets are backlit so at night, the pool catches orange reflections from the fire and a cool blue reflecting from the fountain. Although I've seen harsh critiques of the prevalence of orange/blue color schemes to boost contrast in recent movies, I feel the complementing contrast of colors does wonders for reflected lighting! This project was designed and built by Montreal designer Endrée Villeneuve of Vision enVert. Now that I've seen the entire collection of photos, this has become truly one of my favorite installations of my fire sculpture yet! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image The Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl is aptly named as it has become the centerpiece of several fountains in top notch hospitality environments. Brian Sweeney created a Japanese inspired fountain for the Glenn Hotel in Downtown Atlanta using my 24" Font O' Fire firepit. The serrated top of the firebowl was added later. The Glenn is an upscale boutique hotel that prides itself on treating guests like actual guests. This paragraph from their website makes the experience of staying at the Glenn sound pretty wonderful: Upon entering the hotel, you are greeted with a welcome experience instead of a check-in process, a refreshing libation to delight you and a warm, scented towel to refresh you after your journey. Now imagine that you are offered the services of a Personal Host throughout your stay at our Downtown Atlanta hotel. Your needs are known, they are proactively tended to, and you are treated as if you are staying in the home of your very best friend. The fountain design presents a nice balance of falling water with still water that reflects the tile and flame. The combination of fire and water elements is handled very nicely. Photo courtesy Brian Sweeney of Sweeney Gardens Photo courtesy Brian Sweeney of Sweeney Gardens Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Waikiki Parc Hotel has three Great Bowl O' Fire Firebowls decorating their pool deck facing the ocean. The firebowls are installed in a concrete bed filled with blue glass, which give the illusion they are floating in a pool. Many of my gas fired firebowls use glass inside to cover the burner, but I think the use of glass for landscaping is a really cool idea. It provides a beautiful field of color below the firebowls. I need to get some larger, print quality images of this installation— If anyone plans to visit the Parc Hotel, please let me know if you can shoot a few photos while you're there! Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image The Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowl overlooks the ocean in this Pacific Palisades garden design by Joseph Marek. The simplicity of the Big Bowl O' Zen is a perfect match for this minimalist, modern design. The small square grass yard surround by stone terrace my favorite part of this design— a contrast of soft grass with cool, hard stone, a small oasis of of easily managed order surrounded by native and natural plantings. Although the space is relatively small, it's perfectly designed for outdoor living and entertaining. If you like this landscape design, check out Joseph's Santa Monica garden patio featuring a Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl as a social centerpiece. Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image The Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl features as a social centerpiece in this Santa Monica garden patio designed by landscape architect Joseph Marek. The warm rust patina of the firebowl nicely complements the color of the walls and the outdoor cushions of the day bed. I've worked with Joseph on several of his projects and I always love seeing how he integrates my work into his stellar designs. He has a great eye and provides lovely photos of his landscapes. If you like this landscape design, check out the Pacific Palisades garden design Joseph created using a Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowl overlooking the ocean. Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image The Waves O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl at Onyx was only one of the club's many outdoor amenities. I never had a chance to visit Onyx before its recent closure, but from all accounts I can find it was quite the operation! An review of Onyx on Columbus Alive portrays Onyx as a venue with a wide variety of options: Call it a club, a bar or a restaurant, but none of these descriptions nails the scope of Onyx, part of a 25,000-square-foot Upper Arlington entertainment complex. An upscale club and lounge open on weekend nights, Onyx shares a spacious patio and heated outdoor bar with Arlington Cafe. Shahriar Kazemi opened Arlington Cafe as a simple neighborhood bar in 1992 and it's since grown to become a hub for sister businesses Cazzie's, Arlington Banquets and, as of last summer, Onyx. Even on a chilly night, Onyx sometimes opens its sliding doors to a patio dotted with a fountain and outdoor fireplace. Heading outside towards Arlington Cafe reveals pool tables, video games, cushy booths and an arsenal of HD televisions. The Waves O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl was used in winter months to warm the patio space, while the fountain cooled the air in summer. One review on Yelp describes the variety of entertainments in some detail: Many areas inside, four areas have their own bar. One of them is an open courtyard with a fountain, another had a live band and TVs all around, this area also has pool tables and a quiet patio area. A third had a great dance floor DJs, the forth seemed more for socializing with the couch and table area, the DJs here were not as loud so this would be great for conversations. I'm glad I was able to get some photos of the Waves O' Fire in use while the nightclub was still in operation. Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image Gary in Manchester Center, VT, sent this great picture of his Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowl and screen on a gorgeous bluestone patio. His email included the note: The backyard Deathstar is almost complete... I'd love to see another photo from further back, showing more of the patio and surroundings, but the firebowl looks very handsome on the stonework. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image I'm glad I had a chance to visit the Brick Oven Courtyard Grille in Topeka, KS on a trip in 2009. We arrived before serving hours, but the staff was kind enough to turn on the restaurant's three Great Bowls O' Fire so we could shoot some photos. The Sculptural Firebowls I created for Brick Oven were some of the earliest I made, cut in 2005 with an oxy-acetylene torch rather than the plasma torch I use now. The flames are not quite as intricate, but they still make quite a statement mounted on stone pillars in the outdoor dining patio. Brick Oven Courtyard Grille apparently closed in 2011, but was well regarded by diners in the Topeka area. Readers of the Topeka Capital-Journal voted it the city's "most romantic restaurant" in the newspaper's 2010 Best of Topeka contest. I'd like to think my firebowls contributed to the romantic allure. Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image The only shot of have of the Great Bowls O' Fire lit during dining hours is the one below, from a restaurant review by the local ABC news channel. If anyone has a larger photo, I'd love to get a copy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image In 2006 I made a customized Great Bowl O Fire for a pool designer in South Carolina who was working on a new water park. The firebowl became the centerpiece of a Mayan temple design at Landmark Resort Waterpark and Mini-golf. It sits inside a concrete shell on a pillar, so I'd really like to get some closer photos of it someday… but in the meantime, the Landmark was kind enough to send me some photos used in the brochure for their opening. Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image The first thing you see as you approach Chef Bobo Bergstrom's Fire Grill Restaurant in St. Lucia, West Indies is the Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl he commissioned to extend the fire theme of his restaurant. It looks fabulous and I put it on a pedestal as a dramatic eye catching road sign alternative. I have a restaurant with torches alongside the water and wanted to continue my trade mark. — Chef Bobo Bergstrom Fire Grill SteakHouse and Lounge bar's culinary concept is a modern twist on “Food over Fire” with an emphasis on local ingredients combined with classic European techniques. The restaurant focuses on char-grilled beef, meats and seafood as well as slow cooked Texas style bbq prepared in a cast-iron smoker. The Grill also offers extra aged beef prepared to Chef Bobo's secret specifications. Fire Grill is located in the middle of Rodney Bay Village, opposite Royal St.Lucian Hotel on the Reduit Beach Avenue. Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image The plaza fountain at BluEmber Restaurant in Rancho Mirage, CA was one of the first to incorporate my firebowls. A Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl is the centerpiece of the multi-level masonry fountain. At night, the fire fountain provides lighting and ambiance, by day it provides a warm gathering place. BluEmber features award-winning classic California cuisine with a contemporary spin as part of Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa. Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Click photo to view larger image This stunning project by Montreal designer Endrée Villeneuve of Vision enVert uses three King Isosceles Sculptural Firebowls to great effect. The firebowls flank a pool on stone pillars, with gorgeous waterfalls feeding into the pool to create a soothing soundscape. Built on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Notre Dame de I'lle Perrot, the home makes extensive use of outdoor space. Sliding glass doors open the lower level of the house to an outdoor kitchen and the pool area for entertaining, while various levels of terraces provide private retreats. Click photo to view larger image It looks from the photos as though the water features are made from clear lucite that catches the light when viewed head on. The fountains are truly elegant, with the lucite shaping the stream of water while disappearing from view at a distance. This home is one of the best examples I've yet seen of combining fire and water features using a set of firebowls. Click photo to view larger image This view from the upper terrace shows how the firebowls are also used to light the landscape in evening. Throughout the project, lighting was one of the designers primary concerns— lighting, windows and even wall and ceiling treatments were designed to minimize the barrier between indoors and outdoors. Another primary concern was preserving the environment and natural beauty of the site. You can read the entire article online here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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Rispin, Phillipa. "Inspired by California." Montreal Home Autumn 2012: 2-17. Print. Read the entire article online here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at pressclips
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Brown, Sara. "Fire Starter." Timber Home Living Dec. 2012: 17. Print. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at pressclips
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Emily sent me photos of her Great Bowl O' Fire in both the US and UK, which she has carried across the Atlantic twice! This is a firebowl I made in 2006, so it looks a bit different than the current Great Bowls O' Fire. The photo at top of page is in Alabama, then the two from England, then more photos of the bowl in Alabama. I love what Emily has to say about her firebowl: I've been meaning to email some of my photos to you for ages… so I'm sorry it's taken me so long. Anyway, first of all I want to let you know how chuffed we have been with the fire bowl. We have had some great nights sitting around it with friends and a few bottles of wine… it certainly throws out the heat! Also I was wondering whether it is the most traveled fire bowl you have made?! You shipped it to us in Florida in 2006, then we moved back to the UK later that year, and have now moved back to the USA and live in Alabama! It's crossed the Atlantic twice. These photos were taken in England… everyone was VERY taken with your design and wanted to know where they could get one. The first one is of my parents on their 40th wedding anniversary… it was the first time we had lit up the bowl as we'd had it shipped across the Atlantic soon after we bought it. The other 2 were taken in the snow (obviously!!) during the 3 hours the UK gets any snow each year!! I'm also going to email you some of the bowl in-situ now… in Mobile, Alabama. Again, it looks great and we always have lots of wonderful comments and pass your details onto people. Thanks so much for sharing, Emily! There are obviously some great stories that have happened around your fire. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at john t. unger studio
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LA isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think about a rustic back yard setting, but look at how the Font O Fire Firebowl and Adirondack chairs have transformed this space! A tree stump table, some pea gravel and a nice border of greenery bring a cosy feel to this yard. Thanks for the photos, Oonagh! Click photo to view larger image Click photo to view larger image Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at john t. unger studio