Kitzbühel & Alpenraum | Issue 08 | Autumn 2018 Text: Klaus Dörre
What would an alpine luxury chalet during the cold, wintery season be like without a crackling wood fire or a glowing, near-genuine gas fire in the fireplace? Mandl & Bauer are specialists in precisely these accoutrements of chalet living, and are also a premium all-round provider of innovative products revolving around stoves and fireplaces for urban and country-style living in the Alps.
For their stoves and fireplaces, among other creatively devised lifestyle contributions, Mandl & Bauer is famous. No less so for their innovative utilisation of very special materials, for example in the case of chalet ambiente, authentic materials such as natural stone, steel – either forged or burnished, ceramic tile, concrete, even leather paneling is possible. All of it is crafted with superlative quality which also guarantees adherence to the highest standards of safety. Among their latest spectacular projects in the Alps are three exclusive projects of a property developer in the Kitzbühel region and the outfitting of ten chalet houses in Wagrain.
With a hardly discernible difference: gas fire
You don’t always need logs of wood to enjoy a cosy, homey fire. Gas fire nowadays can barely be distinguished from original wood fires. When special “log” ceramic is used, the gas is burned directly as it is emitted from the pores. Even “flying sparks” are possible! These fireplaces can be regulated with ease by remote control, even via WIFI.