"Following his roving studies and an adventurous existence between the Sorbonne in Paris and the subways of Manhattan, one day in 1967, Dominique Imbert decided to set up a sculpture workshop at the foot of the Cevennes, north of Montpellier. The crumbling building he settled in had neither a roof nor windows that closed, so, prompted by the cold, he created a steel fireplace for his own use. On seeing it, visitors wanted one for themselves.
And so, Focus was born."
Here are some of his simply beautiful designs: