The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Stûv 21. Over the decades, this wood-burning fireplace has evolved and transformed into one of the must-haves in the Stûv product line. An understated classic with clean lines, it stands the test of time and easily fits into any decor.
A rich history
Launched in the early 90s, its predecessor, Stûv 20, was Stûv’s first real commercial success. It was Stûv 20’s popularity that led the company to conceive an improved version of this fireplace with its guillotine door.
Nothing was overlooked: aesthetics, ambiance, performance, ease of installation and use. Every detail and every function was included in order to optimize the user experience.
It took several tries before arriving at the blueprints for the first prototype. Today, Stûv 21 is a family of wood-burning fireplaces, made up of several models available in either single or double-sided. Stûv 21 is the only hybrid fireplace in its category, meaning that it offers heating performance, while also creating a wonderful ambiance.
The innovations that make it stand out
Two important Stûv 21 elements, devised by our team, continue to influence the stove and fireplace industry today. The tilt-down door makes it easier to service the mechanical components. The guillotine glass window, unlike a guillotine door, eliminates the need to put a frame at the bottom, so the view of the fire is never obstructed. And finally, the door mechanisms, the insulated shell, and the convection kit used to heat the space are all neatly tucked away.
Stûv 21-clad enters the market
In 2001, to showcase our fireplaces at trade fairs, we had to build a fake surround around the appliances. These were costly, complicated to produce, and had to be disposed of after use. All this went against the company’s values. The situation prompted the team to create steel shells in which to present the Stûv 21. They were an immediate hit. Customers loved the unique cladding and requested them for their homes. A new product was thus created: the Stûv 21-clad.
To date, Stûv 21-clad models are the only certified fireplaces in North America with an exposed (non-partitioned) chimney. They add an impressive presence and a contemporary look to any space. Stûv 21-clad fireplaces allow for several integrations and are a unique architectural feature!