Light your fire with this exceptional hearthside set. Louise Varre’s heritage of growing up surrounded by Nordic design, coupled with her family’s fireplace business situated in Grâces, a township in the Brittany region of France, inspired these luxuriously modern accessories. Louise selected the finest materials for the Emma Series: beech handles from sustainable forests in France, natural horsehair bristles, powder-coated steel with brass details and natural leather from renowned Swedish tannery Tärnsjö. Set includes tongs, brush and shovel to clear away excess ash and the exclusive blow poker. This handy implement can be used both as a blower to more easily give kindling a start and also to prod and arrange logs to keep the fire burning.
Set: 29.25" h x 9" w x 7" d (74x23x18cm)
Tongs: 19.5" l (49cm)
Beech, powder coated metal, brass details, horse hair, tamoico, natural vegetable tanned leather
Set includes: tongs, brush, shovel, blow poker (can be used as both blower and poker)
Beech wood harvested from sustainable forests in France.
Brush uses 50% horse hair, 50% tamoico, which is made from the roots of the agave cactus. This gives the brush more stiffness and improves heat resistance.
Horse hair and natural, vegetable tanned leather from Swedish tannery Tärnsjö.
Tongs in Naturel I, Naturel II and Havane sets include Tärnsjö leather handles.
“In ancient, nomadic times, it was the woman’s honor to carry and preserve the fire when the families moved to find new homes,” says Louise Verre, of the impetus to create uncommonly chic Eldvarm fireplace accessories. “I love the romantic allure in this story—the caring, motherly affections so intimately linked with the fire and the fireplace.”
Growing up in Scandinavia, fire was always important for Louise. Historically, the long dark winters were spent together in front of the fire, telling stories while crafting, polishing and perfecting objects, leading to a legacy of Nordic craft and design. “I see it as my quest to bring to the market lovingly crafted, tactile and timeless objects,” she says, “designed to make these relaxing, revitalizing moments in life even more beautiful.”