Our Story - Meet the Owner

Have you ever just sat next to a fire, with a group of friends, and good conversation just naturally starts?

I know, a little dramatic, but stick with me here.

When I was a kid, I never really got to see my dad. He was in the medical field, and that caused him to really need to focus on his work and his schooling in order to provide (and save lives, you know). 

So when he came home, especially during the winter, I really began to cherish the small moments I had with him by the fire.

He would come home, and I would have the chance to talk about the day, how crazy my day at school was, or how much gold I made playing my favorite game, World of Warcraft. 

But something really special about those moments, is it allowed me to open up to him about what I was struggling with, what I was working on, or bad situations I found myself in.

We called these little talks, Fire Talks.

So lo and behold, when I grow up and get married to my wife, I found myself wanting to bring back the idea of Fire Talks. But we live in an apartment, and it is not so easy to bring a fire into an apartment.

I had heard about getting a fireplace installed but that was too expensive, and my landlord would never go for it.

I had heard about portable solutions, but most of them were dangerous, or simply a candle.

So, I put my head down, rolled up my sleeves, and went to work.

And that was where Fjellmark Fyrplass was born.

I lived in Norway for several years, and loved the feeling that the homes there had. The people there are the owners of the Scandinavian aesthetic, a simple, elegant, and outdoors friendly way of design.

So, I did my best to emulate that in my design of the Fyrplass. (Which of course, my good friend Riley did most of the techy design work).

I hope that you will enjoy one of the Fjellmark Fyrplass's for your self, in its intended use case--to help you have real conversations with friends, family, and even foe. If you enjoy Fyrplass, tell me about it. I would love to hear what a little fire does to ignite the conversation. Ben@fjellmark.com.