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Font O' Fire 30 inch diameter Sculptural Firebowl

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The Font O' Fire is perhaps my most versatile firebowl, equally at home in a wide variety of settings from rural to urban, rustic to high modern. Cradled in this shallow form, flames burn close, in an intimate display.

The Font O' Fire embodies grace and simplicity, inspired by ideals of design so central to human experience they recur throughout history. In the only surviving book on architecture from the classical era, Vitruvius insisted a structure embody three qualities— it must be solid, useful, beautiful. Almost 2000 years later, Alvar Aalto said "We should work for simple, good, undecorated things… but things which are in harmony with the human being."

The Buddhist concept of wabi-sabi teaches that attention to the simplest objects, natural or manmade, helps connect us to our real world and avoid stress, distraction and unnecessary thoughts. Wabi translates as rustic simplicity, freshness, or understated elegance and refers to quirks of construction which make each object unique. Sabi is the beauty or serenity seen in the patina and wear of daily use. This focus on natural, changing, unique objects allows us to find the most simple objects interesting, fascinating and beautiful.

Frederic Chopin once said, "Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." It is this simplicity that is the Font O' Fire's greatest strength.

Sculptural Firebowls handmade by artist John T. Unger are luxury fire features valued for exceptional craftsmanship, beauty and design. American made firepits, hand cut from recycled steel, John T. Unger’s Sculptural Firebowls have been featured in The New York Times, HGTV and DIY Network. John T. Unger was the first artist to create firebowls in this style and has shipped over 1300 firebowls to all 50 states and over 15 countries.

Font O’ Fire 30 inch Dimensions: 30" Diameter, 12" high overall, base is 12" in diameter. Weight: 80 pounds. Thickness: Font O’ Fire Sculptural Firebowls are cut from quarter inch steel, TEN TIMES thicker than mass-produced fire pits.

Material: Sculptural Firebowls are hand made from recycled American made High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Cold-Rolled Steel.

Propane and Natural Gas:
Sculptural Firebowls are suitable for wood, propane or natural gas and ship ready-to-fit for clean-burning propane or natural gas. Gas upgrade kits are sold separately by Steven Stegall at FireCrystals. Steven has designed an easy-to-install, drop-in kit for gas conversion. To order call Steven at 866.875.6615.

Free White Glove Delivery:
Your Sculptural Firebowl arrives on a delivery truck with a lift gate. A two man team will unpack your firebowl, place it in your location of choice, assemble it for you and remove all packaging when finished.

Price includes shipping for US orders and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

You can experience the Font O’ Fire at:

Glenn Hotel, Atlanta GA
Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage CA
Hotel Indigo Athens, Athens GA
Oshima Sushi, Sacramento, CA
The Font O' Fire is perhaps my most versatile firebowl, equally at home in a wide variety of settings from rural to urban, rustic to high modern. Cradled in this shallow form, flames burn close, in an intimate display.

The Font O' Fire embodies grace and simplicity, inspired by ideals of design so central to human experience they recur throughout history. In the only surviving book on architecture from the classical era, Vitruvius insisted a structure embody three qualities— it must be solid, useful, beautiful. Almost 2000 years later, Alvar Aalto said "We should work for simple, good, undecorated things… but things which are in harmony with the human being."

The Buddhist concept of wabi-sabi teaches that attention to the simplest objects, natural or manmade, helps connect us to our real world and avoid stress, distraction and unnecessary thoughts. Wabi translates as rustic simplicity, freshness, or understated elegance and refers to quirks of construction which make each object unique. Sabi is the beauty or serenity seen in the patina and wear of daily use. This focus on natural, changing, unique objects allows us to find the most simple objects interesting, fascinating and beautiful.

Frederic Chopin once said, "Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." It is this simplicity that is the Font O' Fire's greatest strength.

Sculptural Firebowls handmade by artist John T. Unger are luxury fire features valued for exceptional craftsmanship, beauty and design. American made firepits, hand cut from recycled steel, John T. Unger’s Sculptural Firebowls have been featured in The New York Times, HGTV and DIY Network. John T. Unger was the first artist to create firebowls in this style and has shipped over 1300 firebowls to all 50 states and over 15 countries.

Font O’ Fire 30 inch Dimensions: 30" Diameter, 12" high overall, base is 12" in diameter. Weight: 80 pounds. Thickness: Font O’ Fire Sculptural Firebowls are cut from quarter inch steel, TEN TIMES thicker than mass-produced fire pits.

Material: Sculptural Firebowls are hand made from recycled American made High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Cold-Rolled Steel.

Propane and Natural Gas:
Sculptural Firebowls are suitable for wood, propane or natural gas and ship ready-to-fit for clean-burning propane or natural gas. Gas upgrade kits are sold separately by Steven Stegall at FireCrystals. Steven has designed an easy-to-install, drop-in kit for gas conversion. To order call Steven at 866.875.6615.

Free White Glove Delivery:
Your Sculptural Firebowl arrives on a delivery truck with a lift gate. A two man team will unpack your firebowl, place it in your location of choice, assemble it for you and remove all packaging when finished.

Price includes shipping for US orders and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

You can experience the Font O’ Fire at:

Glenn Hotel, Atlanta GA
Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage CA
Hotel Indigo Athens, Athens GA
Oshima Sushi, Sacramento, CA

Reviews

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Reviewed by Nicole Nelson
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 11, 2015
This is absolutely stunning! We love it so much and feel honored to enjoy this art under many moons. Thank you John!
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Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Sep 29, 2011
Arrived today. What an incredible, commanding piece of functional art.
Great Bowl O Fire Recycled Steel Firepit 37 Inch Diameter

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 22, 2011
It's so beautiful! We're really pleased. Thanks so much for adding to the beauty of our backyard renovation.
Great Bowl O Fire Recycled Steel Firepit 37 Inch Diameter

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 5, 2010
Absolutely fantastic!! This firebowl is wonderful and will be the perfect addition to my New Orleans garden. Can't wait to use it.
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That said, in a decade of artmaking and with over 1400 firebowls sold, I have never had an unsatisfied customer desirous of a return.

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Font O' Fire 30 inch diameter Sculptural Firebowl

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: steel, recycled, rust finish
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
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