Contemporary means modern, current and living in the present. This can lead to unusual shapes and designs within the stove industry. As the style is always evolving, this design can easily relate to other styles, from modern to traditional. If you do own a traditional house, it does not necessarily mean you will need a traditional style stove. A contemporary stove would easily complement the classic surroundings.
Currently, contemporary stoves feature simple, and sleek lines, a striking contrast compared to traditional decorative patterns. A large window is one of the main key features of a contemporary stove. Most of the windows tend to have a curve to them, which adds a modern twist to a traditional design. This provides a strong focal point, letting the flames do the talking. This provides a central point to your room, attracting attention as soon as someone steps in.
To stop from distracting from the minimalist look of a contemporary stove, most of them hide the handles and controls. This keeps the lines clean and simple. The ones that do not hide the handle or controls, tend to have them in chrome. This makes them eye catching and adds to the overall modern look of the stove. Standing out from a crowd is another feature of a contemporary stove. This can come from the colour. Some contemporary stoves are available in graphite or even in ivory. This can help lighten a room, and provides a nice change from the classic black of traditional stoves.
Contemporary stoves feature cutting edge designs, one example is the AGA Lawley, which has an optional pedestal base. This would fit perfectly within a modern, open plan space. The stove features a rotation feature, so is able to fully turn 360° degrees. This allows you to change the focal point of your room, depending on which part you are currently using.