Ffall has started, temperatures are dropping and wood stoves or fireplaces are taking a lead-role again this time of year. One of the benefits of a wood stove versus an open fireplace, is that wood stoves radiate a lot more warmth. That’s why you see a lot more stoves, as opposed to open fireplaces, in the colder countries in the Northern hemisphere (think Scandinavia, Canada).

Also, wood burns a lot longer in a wood stove, making it the more economical and ecological choice. Installing a wood stove is easily done, as you do not need an existing chimney. Just hack a hole in the wall and put the pipe through it. It’s as simple as that! Masonry work to create a new chimney involves a lot more alterations to a structure, creating lots of hassle, headaches and expenses.

In general, open fireplaces are more in demand, as they tend to be more pleasing to the eye. But I think that the collection of wood stoves in this post will change your mind. In my opinion, they can be a great addition to any interior, be it contemporary, modern, classic or country interiors. Companies like the French Focus-Creation or the Australian Oblica make great minimal wood stoves. The Norwegian Jotul company produce the somewhat more classic wood stoves. What would you go for, a fireplace or a stove?

Dde herfst is begonnen, de temperatuur daalt en dus spelen houtkachels en open haarden weer een hoofdrol in het interieur. Eén van de voordelen van een houtkachel in plaats van een open haard, is dat een houtkachel veel meer warmte uitstraalt. Dat is ook één van de redenen waarom je zoveel houtkachels ziet in de koude, noordelijke landen (zoals Scandinavië of Canada).

Bovendien brandt hout een stuk langer in een houtkachel. Dit maakt de keuze voor een houtkachel dan ook veel economischer en ecologischer. Een houtkachel is heel makkelijk te plaatsen, je hebt geen bestaande schoorsteen nodig. Hak gewoon een gat in de muur en steek de pijp hier doorheen naar buiten. Klaar is Kees! Metselwerk om een nieuwe schoorsteen te maken in een bestaande constructie vraagt om, vaak grote, aanpassingen. En dat betekent ook een hoop gedoe, hoofdpijn en kosten.

Over het algemeen zie je meer open haarden dan houtkachels. Een open vuur is natuurlijk altijd fijn. Maar ik denk dat de verzameling houtkachels in deze post je wel van gedachte zou kunnen veranderen. Als je het mij vraagt, kunnen ze een aanwinst zijn voor welk interieur dan ook: contemporary, modern, klassiek of country cottage etc. Bedrijven zoals het franse Focus-Creation of het Australische Oblica maken prachtige, simpele houtkachels. Het Noorse bedrijf Jotul produceert de wat meer klassieke houtkachels. Wat zou jij kiezen, een houtkachel of een open haard?

Wood stoves by VKV Visuals

Woodstove Tipi by Australian company Oblica – via Natasha Kills

Wood stoves by VKV Visuals

The Gyro Focus – via Coconde Decoration

via Bolig Magasinet DK

via Bolig Magasinet DK

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The Anté Focus, I cannot get enough of Focus stoves

Suspended woodstove from rustic concrete ceiling

Suspended woodstove from rustic concrete ceiling

The smallest woodstove produced by Norwegian woodstove company Jotul

The smallest woodstove produced by Norwegian woodstove company Jotul

Suspended rounded woodstove, designed by Australian company Oblica

Suspended rounded woodstove, designed by Australian company Oblica

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Round woodstove with hotstones – via The Style Files

Wood stoves by VKV Visuals

One more Gyro in a New Zealand dreamhouse with a Lord of the Rings view, I could live here

A Norwegian woodstove by the Jotul company, my parents have one too, lovely classic design

A Norwegian woodstove by the Jotul company, my parents have one too, lovely classic design

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Loft wood stove – via David Prince Photography

Grey woodstove and white walls - via DIY Design Fanatic

Grey woodstove and white walls – via DIY Design Fanatic

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Cream woodstove – via Film Photography Location

Cabin woodstove - via The Mountain Laurel

Cabin woodstove – via The Mountain Laurel

Wood stove in an Australian Barnhouse, Melbourne, designed by Whiting Architects

Wood stove in an Australian Barnhouse, Melbourne, designed by Whiting Architects

Don't you just love the reindeer scene on the side of this Jotul stove?

Don’t you just love the reindeer scene on the side of this Jotul stove

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A Gyro in the Norwegian Reindeer Pavillion, designed by Snohetta Architects

A Gyro beauty in the make, all Focus stoves are handmade in France

A Gyro beauty in the make, all Focus stoves are handmade in France

A giant FilioFocus fireplace in the reception hall of an International electronics company, designed by architect Lord Norman Foster

A giant FilioFocus fireplace in the reception hall of an International electronics company, designed by architect Lord Norman Foster

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The Gyro Focus stove, another beauty from the French company Focus, creating warmth in this ubercool setting – via Art Design and Home

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