The pleasant warmth of your own fireplace, the soothing flickering and crackling of the fire in the living room: An autumn and winter dream for cuddly days at home. The Heim+Handwerk at the Munich exhibition center shows from 30.11. to 04.12.2022 that no one has to remain this dream.
Is a fireplace something for me, and if so, which one suits me? A stroll through Heim+Handwerk not only provides inspiration and shows what the current trends and novelties are. The experts there are also happy to advise specifically on the respective housing situation. After all, fireplace is not the same as fireplace: Should it replace or supplement a heater – a very current wish – or should it only serve decorative purposes? Should the fireplace be built-in or free-standing, should the stove be rustic or modern, and is there a chimney or does one have to be installed first?
From the chubby tiled stove to the glazed room divider
The picture of the green tiled fireplace in the room or that of the brick fireplace is probably the first thing that comes to mind most people on the subject. But carpenters and interior decorators keep up with the times and have great, modern designs that can be admired on Heim+Handwerk. For example, an all-round glazed fireplace spreads pure campfire feeling, but blends seamlessly into a modern environment. And a tunnel fireplace with two opposite windows is not only a beautiful design object, it also functions as a sophisticated room divider. It gets really comfortable when a bench is integrated by the fireplace.
Innovative and experienced: The exhibitors
The Riederinger Hafnerei from Rosenheim (Hall A5, Stand 600) also understands its craft as art and has been fulfilling oven dreams for almost 40 years. The company offers everything from a single source and takes care of every detail from the planning of the construction phase to the first lighting. In addition to classic fireplaces and modern tiled stoves, the offer also includes water-carrying stove systems and outdoor fireplaces.
Modern and simple are the fireplaces from Joachim Simonis GmbH, Feuer und Design (Hall A5, Stand 440). The clear, minimalist look comes in all imaginable variations, round or with a windscreen, in the middle of the room as an eye-catcher or classic or as a heating fireplace.
“Ofenbau Kamintechnik König” (Hall B6, Stand 113) is a second-generation family business, a master company in furnace construction from Bavaria. The range extends from tiled stoves to stainless steel fireplaces. And as with all exhibitors of fireplaces at Heim+Handwerk, detailed advice and all-round service are simply part of it. A fireplace must fit the home, much needs to be considered and weighed up in advance – the experts help with this.
One topic is also the new Federal Immission Control Ordinance, which will enter into force the year after next. From 2024, every fireplace needs a door, a filter against fine dust and decent emission values. The experts are prepared for this and know advice.
From inspiration to concrete planning
Whether your own fireplace is still a very vague idea or whether the existing one is getting old – there are a lot of suggestions and inspiration at Heim+Handwerk. However, visitors to the fair can also go into the planning very concretely. Here, the experts exhibit their classics and the latest innovations and advise with knowledge partly passed on over generations. The exhibitor catalog on the website offers an overview of which exhibition halls the companies can be found on the website: www.heim-handwerk.de/ausstellerverzeichnis.
Information about the fair
Heim+Handwerk is open daily from 30.11. to 04.12.2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The exhibition halls can be reached via the east entrance. Tickets cost 15 euros (or 9 euros with discount for e.g. pupils, students and pensioners) and are available online: www.heim-handwerk.de/tickets. Children up to and including 12 years of age have free admission. Discounted afternoon tickets are available from 3 p.m. for 7 euros.