Dallas-based architect and interior designer Chad Dorsey launched his bespoke fireplace brand Strike in 2019 to explore monumental mantels that embrace the natural beauty of their materials and offer a contemporary alternative for compelling focal points in living spaces. The second collection to recently launch – Strike 2.0 – expands on the original portfolio and includes a variety of handcrafted and sculptural stone fireplaces that are entirely customizable.
Eight styles are included in the Strike 2.0 collection, with each introducing carefully considered proportions, textures, geometries and a playful combination of materials and finishes. Some models include:
Plinth features an elegantly fluted mantel that protrudes just-so from the wall and sits atop a wide base. Paying ode to the simple geometry of dovetail joinery, Hinge is comprised of nine intricately affixed segments. Bevel (not shown), meanwhile relies on clean angular connections to make an attractive twist on the traditional edge shape.
With Thread, reeded spindle columns support a frieze-like mantel, mixing surface textures to a compelling degree. Inspired by antique construction stone, Fitting employs brass clasps to be fixed to the wall.
Ojai is defined by its rounded legs and massive stone header and nods to ancient architectural influences.
All fireplaces can be custom-scaled to perfectly fit any project and stone options include: Breccia Nuvole marble, Danby marble, Montclair marble, Nero marble, various limestones (charcoal, cream, pewter, white), Menorca marble, Orange 9, Pecan and Pepper. Finish options range from honed, French Quarter, Antico and polished.