What's New:

Tax Credits for Wittus Products
The thermal efficiency of the following Wittus - Fire by Design Woodburning stoves have been determined to be greater than 75% and comply with the tax credit guidance published by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The tax credit has been extended for 2013. The tax credit is $300 for biomass-burning home heating stoves authorized by the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Refer to the HPBA website for further clarification.       Wittus Tax Credit Certificate for 2013

Wittus qualifying models:  Wood - Athene, Avanti, Cosmo, Cubic, Elbrus, Etna, Fineline, H530 Insert, Heckla, Hera, Klassic, Meru, Saba, Shaker, Softline, Stromboli, Trendline, Troja, Twinfire, Vesuv, Zeus;  Pellet - Ego, Star, Club, Suite, Musa, Toba; and all Biofire Fireplaces.

Check out our latest Wittus March/April Newsletter!
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Spring, Stove Trends, Barbeque, Cosmo, Heckla, and Phenix Green certification.
Wittus Testimonials
Read about some of the testimonials from Wittus clients about their experiences with our products.
EPA Certified Wittus Wood Stoves
The Wittus wood burning stoves are EPA certified - refer to the listing for specifications and efficiency ratings.
Stamford Home Show
The Phenix Green Fireplace and the Phenix Outdoor Grill made a great impression at the home show in Stamford CT this March.

New Products:
 

The Flatfire Tree-line silhouette is a nice addition to the Wittus Flatfire gas fireplace. This simple metal tree application takes on a natural patina when burned for some time, and enhances the environment in a creative way, with no leaf raking necessary. The Flatfire heats up to 20kBTU’s or about 1,000 square feet.  Press Release
   

The Twinfire® SOLO is the latest addition to an already spectacular collection of highly efficient stoves. At 93% this super environmentally friendly wood burning stove has great heat output and low fuel consumption with much less ash. The sleek, all black steel stove body combined with the patented double chambered burn system puts this stove in a category of its own.   Press Release     Watch the Video!  


The Phenix Green zero-clearance built-in fireplaces set a new standard for wood burning stoves. Equipped with the latest retractable door technology, it allows the user to enjoy the fire with the door open or closed. Highly efficient and exceptional heating power.

The Phenix Green series are available in four models:  the 75, 85, 95, and the 120. The technological advances along with low CO and particulate emissions makes the Phenix Green fireplace an ecologically friendly product. Press Release
 

The Currus Wood Trolley for wood storage has easily moveable wheels. It is made of dark gray steel with natural wood trim and handle. 30" tall. An attractive and practical solution for transporting and storing wood for  your stove.

 

The R Series direct vent built-in fireplaces are available as single sided or see-through versions! All 4 models - the R320 (4' wide), R420 (5'), R520 (6'), and R620 (7') are truly a dramatic and decorative focal point for any room or rooms.
 

The new Cosmo 1500 stands 5' tall and elegant - a celebration of fine Danish design. It offers all the benefits of the other existing Cosmo models and also has a unique optional feature: a set of four heat memory soapstone blocks that can be placed in the top of the stove for convection and better heat management. 
Press Release       
Watch the Video!   
 

Accessories make tending the fire a pleasurable experience. Smart and styled fireplace utensils and holders are designed in Italy, Germany, and Holland. Quality materials include stainless steel, iron, leather, aluminum, and accents with a variety of colors. Also, andirons, floorplates, and stove pipe complement your stove and fireplace.  Press Release
 

The new Toba "smart" pellet stove is a contemporary heating machine designed with form and functionality in mind. It's clean, simplistic lines are based on style and technique. MCZ with EMO, an Italian design firm designed the award winning Toba - truly a new way of thinking. This highly efficient pellet stove is not just a fireplace but a piece of fine furniture.  Press Release
 

The new Cosmo has it all! Many unique style variations make the Cosmo series one of the most versatile wood burning stoves in the Wittus collection. The Cosmo is a balanced combination of contemporary Danish design and measured energy efficiency. Specifically designed to burn at 81% capacity, the Cosmo boasts "clean, pure environment" in every stove. Press Release
 

Something you have never seen before - the mesmerizing Twinfire stove has 2 sets of flames coming from 1 fire! Watch the Video! Produced in Germany from xeoos, the Twinfire is 93% efficient. The four models are: Basic, Classic, Elegance, and the Pur. Winner of several design and technology awards - the Twinfire is truly unique. Press Release
 

The Flatfire direct vent gas fireplace is now in full production.  Available in black or silver gray frames. Back vented and fits right on the wall. Elegant and dramatic. Press Release  
 

The Klassic is here!
The original Klassic wood designed by Bent Falk has been technologically updated and yet maintained its classic design and attention to detail. A bake oven on top and a storage area below the efficient and large firebox. Press Release

 

Wittus proudly introduces a new line of contemporary state-of-the-art Pellet Stoves produced by MCZ in Italy. In steel, tile, or soapstone, they utilize the unique Active System, which enables ease of use and maintenance. Also in Multiair versions to provide ducting heat through walls to rooms up to 25’ away. Press Release
 

The new MiniStar Gelfire Pillar is a smaller version of the Star Gelfire Pillar with the same dimensions as the Moon Pillar. These Mix-and-Match models can be interspersed for dramatic lighting and charm to the garden area, the back yard, or the entrance way.
 

Wow! That is the reaction to the new Cubic series of amazing and unique wood burning fireplace/stoves.  The Danish architect Anders Nørgaard has designed a few different models. Press Release

 

The new Danish Modern H530 Insert transforms an ordinary, heat-stealing open fireplace into a highly efficient, natural heating source that serves as a focal gathering place for family and friends. Measures 28” wide, 21” high, and 20” deep with a large full-sized fire box so there is plenty of room for standard length logs. Press Release
 

Inspired by classic American Shaker furniture designs, check out the new Shaker stove designed by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen. Winner of the prestigious reddot design and the Good Design awards in 2006. See  The New York Timesarticle. Also on display at the Hancock Shaker Village in Berkshire MA.


Wittus - Fire by Design entered the Wood Stove Design Challenge sponsored by the Alliance for Green Heat, and we are proud to announce that we win 2nd place at the Decathlon in Washington DC with the unique and most efficient Twinfire series. Check out  the following articles on the event:
Alliance for Green Heat
Popular Mechanics
National Geographic
National Journal

New York Times
Wittus hosted Warm up with Energize Pound Ridge
Oct. 26 - contractors shared expertise on home energy assessments and various alternatives to improve Pound Ridge NY.
Wittus on Home Portfolio and Houzz

Check out a variety of design and remodelling ideas for Wittus products on Home Portfolio and Houzz

Biomass Heating Expo
Wittus displayed the Ego and Musa pellet stoves and the Phenix Green 120 at the Show in Saratoga Springs NY  in April 2013.  See more on our facebook!
Wall Street Journal Article on
The Slow Reveal by Jen Renzi
Architect Deborah Berke studies a modernist masterpiece by Eero Saarinen for lessons about shaping space and filling it with details both restrained and riotous, and she says "What's great about a free-standing fireplace is that you can avoid many of the dilemmas you face when it's anchored to a wall..."            12/29/12  

International Builders Show
Wittus partnered with Bodart & Gonay of Belgium to present the NEW Phenix Green series and the Optifire zero clearance fireplaces at the IBS in Las Vegas this January. Over 50,000 attended, and our Phenix Green products were among the brightest stars. Check out facebook  for more photos.

             
LEED for Homes Projec
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Wittus participated in the educational open house for the 1st LEEDS certified home in Westchester County NY. The Optifire wood fireplace looked great and "green". See more on facebook!
MAHPBA Show
Wittus displayed the MCZ Toba and other pellet stoves at the show in Lancaster PA. Great response from the  industry professionals. See more on facebook!
NEHPBA Show
Wittus displayed the MCZ pellet stoves including the Toba at the trade show in Albany NY. Very well received by the dealers. See more on our facebook!
Biomass Trade Shows
Wittus displayed the pellet stoves and the twinfire at the NESEA show in Boston MA and the Biomass Show in Saratoga Springs NY  this March 2012. See more on our facebook!
7th Annual Fall Westchester County Home Show On Oct. 29/30, 2011 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains NY. Wittus was there and had a great turnout in spite of the major snowstorm!
Blogs about Wittus: Check them out -

360 Chestnut's Home Efficiency Blog "Efficient heating can be a valid four letter word, WOOD. The Wittus Twinfire is a stove that shines above all others when it comes to high efficiency. ..." posted by Dan Chen

Burn Notice by Mark Clement “..Wittus wood appliances combine the latest technology for wood burning with a sweet European design that looks right at home in your suburban living room, city apartment or (you lucky dog!) your slope-side chalet. ...” by Mark Clement

Wittus: The Fireplace by Design  “Fire By Design, the slogan of Wittus fireplaces, couldn't be more accurate. The design and engineering of the fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas inserts immediately resonates with modern stove seekers. ...”  by Nathan Danials

Helpful Woodburning Video: Check out the video from the Washington State Department of Ecology on - How to Operate Your Wood Stove More Efficiently
Wall Street Journal Article on
Drafty Fireplaces Meet Their Match
Wendy Bounds writes "Hearth manufacturers are leaning on fresh designs, more efficient technology and novel fuel options to help drive sales of stoves and fireplaces." Niels is quoted "While heat is important, our clients want design first,"            10/20/10  
NY Times Article on the Shaker Stove
In Plain Sight, an Actor's Hideout describes how actor Eric Rasmussen created an all-year round retreat in Long Island with his architect Paul Masi utilizing the Shaker stove. Written by Michael Cannell.
8/20/09   Photo: Michael Weschler
Chronogram Article- Staying Warm, Staying Green The article Staying Warm, Staying Green by Crispin Kott in the Sept. 09 issue of Chronogram offers top tips from eco-heating experts to reduce energy heating costs in the home.
Bent Falk Event
A meet-and-greet was held on May 29, 2009 to introduce our new Wittus Klassic wood burning stove designed by the Danish architect Bent Falk.
For more info and pictures
Articles about Wittus .....
  • Wall St Journal(House Rooted in Nature)- Dec13

  • Remodelista(10 Easy Pieces-WoodStoves)-Oct13

  • Ebricks.com(Pellet Stoves-Form/Function)-Sep13

  • PR Daily Voice (NW Warms Hearths)-Jun 13

  • NY Cottages/Gardens (Minimal to the Max)-Apr13

  • Wall Street Journal (Slow Reveal) - Dec 2012

  • Patio & Hearth Blog (Twinfire) - Dec 2012

  • Remodelista.com (10 Easy Pieces..) - Dec 2012

  • Record Review (Gaining fuel efficiency.)- Oct 2012

  • Natural Awakenings (greenprofiles) - April 2012

  • Go Wood Blog (Biomass Expo 2013)-March 2012

  • Westchester Home (Homefront+) - Winter 2012

  • Builder News (Best Products of 2011)-Dec/Jan 12

  • Azure Magazine (light a fire) - Nov/Dec 2011

  • Custom Home (Salvage Beauty) - Nov 2011

  • Patio & Hearth (Wittus) - Sep/Oct 2011

  • Design Guide (Shaker) - Feb 2011

  • Hearth & Home (Ethanol Products) - Feb 2011

  • Cabin Life (Fantastic Firepits) - 2/11

  • Builders News (Best Products Winner) - 12/10

  • Builders News (Materials::Fireplaces) - 12/10

  • Wall Street Journal (Drafty Fireplaces...) - 10/10

  • Cabin Life (Hot Trends in Fireplaces) - 10/10

  • Builders News (Take it outside) - 7/10

  • Builders News (New Products) - 7/10

  • Fine Homebuilding (Ever-Evolving House) - 7/10

  • Hearth & Home (Heat Ambiance) - May 2010

  • Metropolis (Great Danes) & page 2 - Feb. 2010

  • Chronogram (Staying Warm, Staying Green)-9/09

  • NY Times (In Plain Sight,Actor's Hideout)-8/20/09

  • Architectural Digest (NE Treasure) - June 2009

  • NY House (Great Room Revisited) - June 2009

  • Hearth & Home (Strategic Moves) - Mar. 2009

  • Hearth & Home (Sky's the Limit) - Feb. 2009

  • Azure (Hot Stuff) - Jan./Feb. 2009

  • Sierra Heritage Mag.(Putting on the Heat) Jan.09

  • Globe and Mail (Burn, baby, burn) - Nov. 2008

  • BUILDERnews - (Heat Wave) - October 2008

  • Home Monthly (Heating with wood) - Oct. 2008

  • Garden Design (Somethin' Hot) - August 2008

  • Men's Health Living (Fire Power)-Winter/Spring 08

  • Patio & Hearth (Women of the Hearth) - 3-4/08

  • BUILDERnews - November 2007

  • NY Times House&Home - October 2007

  • Men's Journal - September 2007

  • Custom Home (All in the Family) - July 2007

  • HGTV (Hot Grills & Cool Patios) - July 2007

  • Metropolis - June 2007

  • MSNBC - April 2007

  • This Old House - Dec. 2006

  • Azure (Heat of the Moment) - Nov./Dec. 2006

  • Metropolitan Home - Nov. 2006

  • Wall Street Journal (Weekend) - 10/27/06

  • Creative Real Estate Lifestyles - Sept. 2006

  • Food & Life Arizona - Sept. 2006

  • Design Week (Get Grilling) - July 2006

  • Home Appliance - Summer 2006

  • NY Times Style Magazine - Spring 2006

  • US Business Review on HPBA - April 2006

  • Hearth & Home - New Products - March 2006

  • Alternative Energy Retailer - Feb. 2006

  • NY Times - Escapes, Fireplace Modern - 11/4/05

  • Kiplinger's Magazine - Rewards, Satisfy your Burning Desire - Oct. 2005

Open DocumentHeating with Wood Article
In the Oct. 2008 Hersam Acorn Home Monthly, Priscilla Whitley interviews Niels Wittus about Wood Heating and to "reduce cost, increase beauty". Article
2008 HPBA Expo2008 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo
At this year's show in Atlanta, the
Wittus - Fire by Design new future products brought an overwhelming response from the dealers and attendees.
 See pictures
3 Platinum Adex Award Winners in 2008
   
    Flatfire Gas          Phoenix Grill    Star Gelfire Pillar

The Design Journal Magazine winners of 2008 Platinum Adex Award for Design Excellence. Go to www.adexawards.com and do a search on "wittus". 

Armstrong House Project
Wittus – Fire by Design provided a Troja wood stove to the Armstrong House, the residence for a trained land steward. This project demonstrates how an existing, historical structure can be preserved while introducing alternative technologies to "power" an off-the-grid residence and also have expert practices of Land Conservancy.
Phoenix Grill seen on NBC Today Show
On April 19, 2007 the Phoenix Grill appeared on the NBC Today Show segment "What's your BBQ personality?" with Chef Kathleen Daelemans.
Click for article/video
Wittus Products at Hapuku Lodge in New Zealand
A contemporary country lodge with a Troja in the lobby and 5 luxury tree houses with Trendline 2s. More pictures
Etna - a new Adex Award Winner
Awarded the 2007 Platinum Adex Award for Design Excellence by The Design Journal Magazine, the Etna fireplace is a unique and impressive sculpture. See below for more info on Adex, or go to www.adexawards.com and do a search on "wittus". 

As shown in Esquire Magazine:

Man at His Best

Does Your Stove Stack Up?

"The sturdy Danes who build the WITTUS stoves
make seeing the fire key to the design."

"The Wittus stove flourishes today on the
urban as well as western frontier -
in SoHo lofts and Chicago industrial conversions, Fire Island cottages and Aspen condos."

"Kathleen Turner has one. 
If the star of Body Heat doesn't know something about the caloric value of passion, then who does? 
What I wonder is, does she sit, on a fall evening, watching an apple pie brown and bubble in the top compartment of her stove, above the blaze?"

2007 ICFF Show in NYC
The Wittus - Fire by Design booth at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair on May 19-22.
More pictures
HPBExpo 20072007 HPBA Expo
Selected again by HGTV to appear on Hot Grills Cool Patios Special.       Slide show of pictures
2006 ICFF Show in NYC
The Wittus - Fire by Design booth at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) on May 20-23.
More pictures
2006 HPBA Expo
Selected by Home & Garden TV (HGTV) to appear on Hot Grills Cool Patios Special.
Slide show of pictures
A Video on Wood Burning
Learn more about the unique quality and features of our Danish wood burning stoves - Watch the Video

Also click for some helpful tips on wood burning.

Fireplace Design Sourcebook
Check out the new "The Fireplace Design Sourcebook" by Melissa Cardona. Wittus fireplace/stoves are showcased in inspiring contemporary room settings.
   

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