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Stay Toasty with the High-Tech Joule Bioethanol Fireplace

By: Matt Ho - Published: Nov 15, 2011 • References: extrove and sweet-station
Nothing beats sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate, but for those looking for something more modernized, it doesn't get any more contemporary than Enzo Berti's Joule Bioethanol Fireplace.

The first noticeable difference is that the Joule Bioethanol Fireplace isn't set by a chimney due to its stand-alone design. So the biggest question is: does this actually produce real fire? Surprisingly, this modern piece does because it uses "bioethanol combustion through ultrasound to produce real flames," according to Extrove. If the fireplace isn't needed, turn it off and it'll double as a mirror. An additional technical twist is that the Joule Bioethanol can be controlled by a smartphone, a panel on the fireplace itself and a remote control.