Ascendance is a one of a kind, bespoke natural gas fireplace that combines the sublime beauty of rare natural materials, organic shapes, and modern technologies like a custom-built burner and wireless remote control.
Petrified wood is the fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation, created through a process known as permineralization. The gemstone-based material is formed over the span of millions of years as the tree’s original organic matter is replaced by minerals, inspiring the original vision of Metaplace to create a standalone fireplace out of an individual trunk.
Metaplace combines an ancient artifact - a fossil - with a modern formed concrete base, displaying itself as a discussion worthy statement piece of any modern building or landscape. It’s functional but aesthetic. It’s old but new. It’s wood with flame. It’s capturing that ultimate moment of a tree struck by lightning and burning from inside.
Though wood comprises its sole composition, the material does not burn. It instead takes on the traditional characteristics of stone, both in functionality and aesthetics. The specimen obtained to create Ascendance comes from the Dipterocarpus Family, a low-land tropical tree species indigenous to central Indonesia that originally stood during the early Miocene Period.
The piece was legally purchased in Indonesia during the summer of 2018, after the creator personally visited the country to find and select a piece. The tree was then packaged and submitted to customs, spending 4 months on a container ship on its way to NYC, before finally clearing customs in November of 2018. As a way of giving back to the people of Indonesia, Metaplace Industries is giving a continual 2% of its profits to Direct Relief Indonesia, a humanitarian organization that works in impoverished regions of the country.
Upon purchase of this one-of-a-kind piece, Touch of Modern will reach out directly within 2 business days to coordinate an in-person site survey evaluation, optimal delivery, and professional installation.
Petrified Wood, Reinforced Concrete, Steel Burner
60"L x 60"W x 108"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 2 Year
— Natural Gas Fireplace
— For Outdoor Use
— Crafted From Petrified Wood That Originally Stood During The Early Miocene Period
— Professional Delivery & Installation Included
— CSA Certified
— Custom Built Electronic Ignition Stainless Steel Burner
— Natural Gas Supply Pressure: 5” W.C
— Pan Diameter: 18"
— Burner Diameter: 12"
— Electrical Requirement: 120VAC From Source To Power Supply; Low Voltage (24VAC) From Power Supply To Burner
— 24VAC Burner System Includes A Power Supply (Nema 3R Electrical Enclosure)
— Bluetooth Capability Through Smartphone App
— Includes Radio Frequency Remote Control With 12v Battery
— Heavy Duty Weatherproof Receiver
— Remote Range: Up To 80 Feet
— Bluetooth Range: Up To 50 Feet
— Weight: 7,850 lb (3,560 kg) Fully Installed
Shipping AvailabilityContiguous United States
Shipping PolicyFREE Shipping (contiguous US)
Ship In3-5 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation