The original Klassic design
Manufacturing The Klassic
The original Klassic stove fireplace was first developed in 1970 by the renowned Danish industrial designer Bent Falk. The initial concept was based on the antique stoves from Europe that had multiple functional compartments such as raised fireboxes, convenient wood storage beneath the fire, and also a baking and cooking oven above the firebox.
Bent Falk’s new fireplace design and technology revolutionized the industry and it became the model for all contemporary stove designs throughout Europe.
Wittus first brought these Klassic stoves to the United States in the late seventies and today, these technically updated unique stoves are proudly made in the USA under the guidance of Bent Falk by skilled, educated steel fabricators using heavy gauge ¼" American steel and ingenuity for a handcrafted quality product.
The heart of each stove is a modern EPA approved large firebox with a self cleaning glass door that easily accommodates standard log sizes up to 24" in length.
The outer shells are then riveted together to form the outer shells. Exposed rivets and clean lines are apparent throughout the design, and even the back of the stove has details that allow the unit to be free standing and enjoyed from all sides.
Each of the heavy double steel doors comes standard with heavy stainless steel handles and inner back panels, which can be optionally painted in exciting various colors (black, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue) to match a particular décor setting.
With the doors closed, watch the exciting flames though the specially made star cut outs on the doors, or fold them away conveniently flat on each side of the stove, leaving only the large view of the fire.
The upper compartment can easily become a convenient baking or roasting oven by flipping the two louver handles at the back top to close the louver vents. The oven area comes with a thermometer and a natural 2" thick Brazilian soapstone baking liner for heat retention and consistent even baking.
Attention to detail is a must. The door hinges are made so that when the doors are in the open mode, they fold flat around the side of the unit, leaving the unique view of the back panels as part of the design. The “stars” that have been incorporated into every unit allow a unique mystical peek. Bold and robust is the essence of these unique contemporary fireplace/stoves.
The Klassic heats up to 45,000 BTUs; about 1,500 square feet. Top vent only. It measures 60” high x 32” wide x 25” deep and weigh about 520 pounds.