ISSUE 43  |  Candy Colors

Accessories: Glass Fireplace Logs by Jeff Benroth

October 28, 2011 1:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

A while back we admired Klein Reid’s alternative to fireplace logs, the porcelain StillLife Wood Set; now we’re coveting cast glass logs from Jeff Benroth, first spotted at the Gardener in Berkeley. “We worked with Hwang DeWitt Architecture (formerly DeWitt Design Studios)┬áhere in the Bay Area to develop these logs,” says Benroth. “Each one is made by impressing a real piece of wood into a specially bound casting sand, then pouring 2,300-degree-Fahrenheit molten glass into the cavity left behind.” The signed, numbered logs are 15 inches long and 4 inches wide; for ordering information, go to Jeff Benroth Glass.

Above: Benroth recommends strategically placed tea lights to create a warm glow.