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Our Story

Living Fire is all about making your home a sanctuary; we pride ourselves on bringing our clients the most up to date trends to help bring their dreams to reality. Read more about our story, and the special people playing a key role in our business.

About Living Fire

Living Fire is a leading Australian supplier of premium local and European fireplaces. With 60 years of industry experience, we are proud to be Melbourne’s trusted source of the world’s most advanced wood, gas, and electric designer fireplaces.

From our exquisite fireplaces to our customer journey, we offer a complete service for discerning customers who appreciate cutting-edge design and traditional one-on-one service. Our fireplaces are sculptural, elegant, and statement works of art to heat the home and warm the soul.

We work with architects, interior designers, developers, and home renovators alike to source the right type and model of fireplace to suit any space. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond with each customer, taking the time to review plans, discuss options, and make recommendations. Whether your new home has a contemporary or a period style, we’re sure to have a fireplace that will enhance your space. From period houses to contemporary apartments, and everything in between, our fireplaces can be installed to add to the ambiance of all homes.

From our showroom in Swan Street, Richmond, we stock a wide variety of carefully selected fireplaces sourced from Europe, all of which surpass Australian standards and offer hassle-free installation.

The experience of sitting around a fireplace is one of comfort, ease, and pride; we want that experience to begin the moment you visit us at Living Fire.

About Paul Agnew

Now approaching his 40th year in the industry, Paul Agnew is a leading name in the design, manufacture and distribution of gas, wood and electric fireplaces internationally.

Entering the world of work at a young age, Paul soon found himself following in his Father’s footsteps and falling in love with the antique architectural fittings that the pair would save from old homes destined for demolition or renovation.

With an appreciation for quality antique materials, Paul continued to rescue and repurpose fixtures and fittings into his late teens and early twenties,
launching his own business whilst studying Economics at university. When his small business began to evolve and the demand caught up with and overtook the supply, Paul decided that putting high-quality reproductions on the market would be the only way forward.

His venture brought him over to the UK, where he soon gained a fantastic reputation for providing quality cast iron fireplace products. Now working with an experienced team, whose combined knowledge equates to a century’s worth of expertise in the field, Paul Agnew Designs is committed to providing high-quality, luxury and unique designs for an ever-developing market.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team we have managed to build. Over the years our team has evolved, and we now have the best in the business when it comes to designing and manufacturing. We’re all equally dedicated to producing creative and innovative designs for the industry, putting quality materials to use with care, a keen eye and excellent attention to detail. I’m excited about the launch of our new ilektro Collection, which boasts unique designs which are both bold and minimalist, with state-of-the-art technology and a whole range of features for ease of use and comfort.”

Values & Culture

Our Values in action. The things we want you to know about our business.

Service

We know our customers have a choice, we believe that excellent customer service should come as standard.

Quality

‘Good enough’ isn’t enough, we aim to provide our customers with highest quality across all our products and services.

Design

Great products should have great design, we put all our efforts into delivering both.

Engineering

State of the art manufacturing and the highest quality materials engineered to last.

Innovation

We constantly strive to improve our products by listening to our customer’s needs.

Product Knowledge

Whether you are looking for a fireplace, stove or BBQ we can bring your vision to life, sympathetic to your space and lifestyle.

Installation

A complete service end to end.

Collaboration

A committed team who understand the needs of developers, designers and architects to achieve the desired end result.

Solutions Driven

Providing the solutions to bring your fireplace dreams to life.

Awards & Certifications

We pride ourselves on collaborating with brands that meet the highest global standards for quality, functionality, and engineering. We’re so confident in these brands – that each of their products has endured rigorous testing to ensure only the highest and well-regarded certifications.

Globally Renowned Products

At Living Fire, we only stock the best of the best

Drop a line

At Living Fire, no project is too small or big. We are always here to help.

Support

We are here to support your fireplace dreams

Meet Our Team

Our team brings a wealth of knowledge from some of the world’s most formidable industries. Meet the real people behind all the smoke and mirrors.

Paul Agnew

Director

Natasha Agnew

Director

Paul Brennan

Technical Director

Dion Agnew

Warehouse Manager

Doug Cave

Sales

Testimonials

Our clients praise us for our great products, personable service, expert knowledge, and quality installations. Here are what just a few of them had to say…

I have previously worked with Living Fire, I have used their products in my own home and recommended them to friends - as well as clients. Beautiful products, traditionally engineered and built for longevity. I could not recommend Living Fire more highly, both for the products they stock and for the service they provide.

D Peters

Living Fire is our go-to supplier for all our fireplace needs. Service is always impeccable, with thorough product knowledge and followup service. We highly recommend them as a premium source of contemporary, classic and traditional fireplaces.

J Raphael

Living Fire provides the most superb quality fireplaces! Their expert staff are courteous and helpful: nothing is too much trouble. I am now enjoying my beautiful Quadro Tunnel that they supplied and installed for my newly-renovated Victorian house in inner-Melbourne.

S Hayes

As a professional Interior Designer, I have over the years specified Living Fire’s beautiful range of stylish projects for numerous projects. The staff have always been professional and I would highly recommend their products for any project.

A Newman

We have worked collaboratively with the team at Living Fire for a few years now, not only are they great to deal with but they work hard to deliver on client expectations with their beautiful products.

C Mulligan

We love our ilektro 2000 fireplace, It sets the tone and quality for all the other aspects of our home. I have to say that of all the suppliers for our build, Living Fire were the easiest to liaise with, they made the process simple and we’re very patient with the advice they provided and time it took!

K Nuri