In 1978, Niels Wittus – a native of Denmark – and his wife Alyce began their company in Westchester County town, Pound Ridge, NY. Combining a love of his native homeland and a desire to pursue the American Dream, Wittus founded a new company modeling wood burning stoves on traditional European design - a baking compartment above, a firebox in the center, and wood storage below. Since then, their company –Wittus Fire by Design – has been perfecting elements of heritage, tradition and craftsmanship for over 30 years.
"Nothing can compare to a person’s fierce love of home and hearth" - Niels Wittus
Since launching 30 years ago, the company has been able to integrate a timeless quality with evolving technologies to make beautiful yet environmentally sustainable burning stoves.
Behind its beauty, lies an advanced, sophisticated burning system, which has set new standards in the field of wood and gas burning today. The double-chambered burning compartment, together with an adjustable air control insures the utmost and cleanest burn from the wood (efficiency ranges from 75% to 93%).
A winner of several international design awards, these stoves have garnered prestigious media attention from the likes of Dwell, Metropolis, Fine Homebuilding, Custom Home, and House and Garden while being utilized by architects such as Cesar, Pelli and Associates; James Cutler; Bone-Levine; Don Brandenburger; Turnbull and Assoc.; Robert Stern and Turner.