Caterina Moretti and Alejandra Carmona release UMO, a volcanic-stone fireplace

UMO is a circular fireplace made of metal, marble and Mexican volcanic stone, designed by Caterina Moretti and Alejandra Carmona to contemplate flames and nature.

Caterina Moretti, Alejandra Carmona, UMO fireplace, 2017

Austrian designer Caterina Moretti, in collaboration with Alejandra Carmona – head designer and director of Mexican design studio PECA – designed UMO, a fireplace made of volcanic stone, metal and marble. UMO is a handmade piece inspired by man’s ancestral link with earth and nature. With a diameter of 140 cm and 40 cm high it brings natural energies to the interiors in a contemplation approach. As explained by the designers, “the volcanic stone has a synergy with the fire from its origin, and the stone contains and calms the flame.”  

As a monolith, UMO is meant to become the centerpiece of outdoor and interior spaces. In this project fire is not meant to be set aside to simply create some atmosphere but becomes a ritual element to be observed and contemplated. In a way it transforms a regular gathering into a spiritual moment. Flames are reflected by the metallic structures and the volcanic rock becomes a natural reference for the Guadalajara-based studio PECA, due to its proximity and relationship with the Tequila Volcano and the Colima Volcano in the Jalisco region in Mexico.

Caterina Moretti and Alejandra Carmona, UMO fireplace, outdoor view, 2017
Caterina Moretti and Alejandra Carmona, UMO fireplace, outdoor view, 2017
Caterina Moretti, Alejandra Carmona
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140 cm x 140 cm x 40 cm

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