In sharp contrast to yesterday's rustic fireplace, here is a contemporary collaboration I did with M3 design, the other SLC-based group of talented young chaps.
The design is interesting from multiple viewpoints, and is made of some really great materials. I could really dork-out about the specifics, but in a nutshell the base is constructed mainly of brushed white oak. The wire brushing makes the grain stand out in high relief, accenting the "thumb print" of the wood which I really dig. There is also walnut, sandblasted glass and two of the raddest handmade copper sinks, which will take-on their own dark patina over time.
As we were finishing up the installation of the fireplace, the clients asked if we'd done other fireplaces in the past. Here is one I designed way back when. The finish is multi-layered and I wish I had a picture of the whole thing. It is about 9 feet tall overall. Anyway, here's one from the archives: P.S. Images of the (current) finished fireplace with mosaic will be forthcoming! Keep your socks on!