We Make Fire Cool!
Our Vortex Fires are manufactured for both indoor and outdoor use. However, if you plan to use them indoors you must make sure to comply with local building codes.
Our Vortex Fires are naturally aspirated - meaning there are no electronics involved. The swirling flame is generated by how we engineered its construction.
All our Vortex Fires are built to order and can be modified to fit your design needs. Construction time ranges from 5 to 8 weeks depending on our workload.
Moderustic® is proud to have been issued 2 U.S. Patent Numbers
# 7,976,360 B2 (in reconsideration) and # 8,419,505 C1 and patent pending!
covering our method of creating tumbled tempered glass for use in fireplaces and fire pits.
Patent Applications Published 2005, 2006 and 2014
New Showroom Hours
Monday through Friday 8:00 to 6:00, Closed Saturdays (by appointment only), Closed Sunday
Christy Collins Design in Chicago at the Dana Hotel at the Vertigo on the top floor!
Click Here to see the pictures!
Vertigo Sky Lounge
Dr. David Desai Vortex Project
Click HERE or on the picture to see the project.
Dana Hotel and Spa
Chicago Bars Review on the Vertigo Sky Lounge
See the PDF on the design from Christy Collins!
The following two 48" inch Vortex Fires with reflective glass panels were custom projects for Collins Design Co. Set atop a 26 story high high rise in Downtown Chicago, we here at night you can see the fires from 3 blocks away.
Click here to see there tear sheet.
Click HERE or on the picture to see our new 60" Octagon Vortex Fire
We are exploring the possibility of sharing this opportunity with the right individuals. We firmly believe that in the right hands our innovative products may present immense opportunity. This is not a cookie cutter franchise package, nor a percentage sale of our company. Rather this is a product(s) specific investment that begins with a conversation and arrives at a mutually beneficial partnership. Read More
We worked with the Torch Restaurant in developing several custom Vortex Fires. See the pictures below and click here to find out more about Torch.
This set of Vortex Fires were developed for a private residence in Palm Desert for Brian Groff. He ordered a 18" x 18 x 36" and a 18" x 18" x 60" both with a set of chromium panels. Please see the final installation pictures below.
Here is what Brian had to say...
"Thanks Ed... the Vortex’ look amazing!"
The following pictures and illustrations come to us from Mark Sturky, the future pilot for Virgin's Galactica spaceship. He came to us for a futuristic vortex water and fire feature.
Mark provided some great digital sketches of what he wanted from us.
And here is the project completed, Mark got a 48" Aluminum Vortex with outdoor windshields surrounded with Black Magic and Diamond Toppers and a square stainless steel burner to best frame the Vortex.
A set of 36" tall Vortex's for our Palm Desert Client Trisha Prentis. As requested we constructed a set of custom bases that would raise the vortex's up high enough to adorn each side of her pools waterfall.
You'll notice the two tones of glass walls. For the inner glass encasing Trisha choose Bronze reflective glass for her vortex walls, and clear glass for the surrounding windshield panels.
Sizes and Price
12" by 12" Enclosure
12" by 12" Enclosure
18" by 18" Windshield
36" to 48" in Clear Glass
36" to 48"in Reflective Glass
|Other Metal Options
(Extra Charges Apply)
|Other Glass Options
(Extra Charges Apply)
(Extra Charges Apply)
- Stainless Steel
|Dozens of Colors in
- Reflective Chromium
- Tainted Heat Treated Glass
- Custom pedestals to fit any application
- Remote Control
- Propane Fueled
- Vinyl or Marine Vinyl Covers
| Propane Conversion
|| Vinyl Cover
This was a "Lava Heat" lamp, that a customer wished to have convert into a vortex fire. The Vortex was clear glass and fueled by natural gas.
We played with the color of the flame by carbortating the air, (air mixer) which results in a fluctuation between blue and yellow flames.
Our customer was thrilled to have his one-of-kind fire feature. And we hope he sends us some final photos of the converted Lava Lamp at home.
The following photos were sent to us from our customer Ricky, whom ordered a total of 3 natural gas Vortex's. This particular one had a 24" dual feed Stainless Steel burner ring installed at its base surrounding the Vortex itself in fire.
The Vortex was the center piece to a custom outdoor sitting area. Situated in moderately windy area it did not require a windshield encasing. The glass used was a a Graylite Reflective with a base of Black Magic under a white sand.
Ricky also requested we built him a 24" spun aluminum bowl with an exterior water ring and a fire ring in the middle, the fireglass base was multi-mix.
The other two Vortex's were then installed into their designated spots around this beautiful custom waterfall with bronze crane sculptures.
The next pictures are from the Lexus corporate party in Hawaii. There were a total of 5 Vortex's used for the event. They stood 96" tall and measured 18" by 18". These particular Vortex Fires were developed for JPGCO, one of the foremost and best display builders in the nation of automotive displays. Check out their website www.JPGCO.com ! We currently working on the 4th generation of Vortex Fires, so stay tuned.
We can manufacture our Vortex as high as 54" and our pricing ranges by your custom specifications and market price for various unique metals
Please call us, we are happy to answer your questions. Office - (909) 989-6129 Or better yet if you are in California stop by and see at we are located at 9467 9th St, Unit D, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 and are open Mon-Fri 8-5pm Sat 10-2pm . And remember when you call Moderustic® - you'll always talk to a real person; never a machine.
Call or Email Ed some pictures of your ideas at Ed@Moderustic.com.
This propane fueled Vortex with water feature was made in conjunction with TC Products. The feature won the 2008 HPBA Vesta Awards in Georgia. The Vesta Awards were created by Hearth & Home magazine to recognize and honor companies for their innovation in product design and/or technology.
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This next Vortex project belongs to Alfie Petit in Palm Springs, California. One of our favorite and most colorful clients, Alfie designed this outdoor sitting area with our Vortex as its center piece. We installed a 42" center-less stainless steel ring which made a fire pit all around the Vortex. Here ae some photos of the installation.
The following photos were from the Kronner wedding party. They used a total of 4 Vortex's which I think did a good job of lighting the entire backyard party. Please keep in the mind that our client was using a hand held camera in the dark.
Here are a few pictures of 5 of our Vortex Fires located in the Prive Las Vegas night club located at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. These pictures were taken just after construction but the gas was not connected at that time. We will go back later and take pictures of all 5 Vortex Fires burning at one time.
The center Vortex is 48" tall, on either side they are 36" tall and the end Vortex Fires are 24" tall. The glass that was used was a clear crystal with only a bottom frame. The top was free floating. These are located just behind the main bar in the large picture window open to the balcony.
The next few pictures are of 36" Black Reflective (chromium coated) Battery Operated Ignitions installed under the Vortex Fires.
If you notice the hole in the front, it is light the ignition system in the event it does want to light because of moisture. We also use this hole to lift and remove this glass panel to clean the interior if it is ever needed. "Don't build a car and weld the hood shut." The batteries are accessible from and under the bottom side.
VortexED '55' Alcohol Fueled Vortex Fires
Our alcohol based Vortex was specifically developed to be used both indoors or outdoors. VortexED ‘55’ has been naturally aspirated to swirl without the use of any electronics. Available in various metal and glass types. Price range from $80 - $300
Check Out Our VortexED '55' - Alcohol Fueled Fires!
Currently under-development, our latest product "tubED" is
a fire feature that uses sound waves to electronically excite
gas molecules. Check out the Video Here.
GlassIceAndFire.com site, click "HERE" for more on "tubED"
Bulgaria Fire and Water Feature!
New Feature "Portolo Water Feature with Fire"
Find all of your glass HERE!
Find "New COLORS" HERE!
Custom Metal Cut-Outs Residential or Commercial "LOGOS"
Our Fire Pit metal logos are made with a high-pressure water jet cutter, for a clean polished finish. Able to accommodate just about any color with our vast library of FireGlass colors.
What is FireGlass? And Why Is It So Great?
- FireGlass is a tempered formulated glass process (patented process!) Designed for long-term friendly heat radiation.
- No cinders or embers
- Clean Burning, safe and lasts a lifetime
- No odors or smells
- Beautiful, entertaining with no mess
- Average Fireplace Cost is $200 to $400 for the glass alone
Our fireplace glass is safe for the environment and to the touch! Can be used for both indoor or outdoor. Our 2" method provides the most affordable way to maximize your use of fireplace glass saving you 1/3 the cost. Want to know how much you need? Or simply call us (909) 989-6129.
Fire Crystal Toppers
Designed to go on top of your Aquatic Glassel / FireGlass our Crystal Toppers serve like accent pieces - giving you further design options and color for your fireplace or fire pit. Note: Toppers are not intended to be used as Base Glass. The bulk of your FireGlass should be Aquatic Glassel / FireGlass not Topper or Toppings.
If Fireplace glass was ice cream, this would be your Toppings! Intended to be sprinkled or used to create designs - Toppings are the perfect subtle accent to your new FireGlass fireplace or fire pit. Note: Toppers are not intended to be used as Base Glass. The bulk of your FireGlass should be Aquatic Glassel / FireGlass not Topper or Toppings.
Click "HERE" or on the picture to see what and how we made this project for the Fleur's!
Super "8" Stainless Steel Pans! Custom made just for you, check it out!
Joe La Beau Fire Pit Ring Feature
Click on the picture above or "HERE" to see the before and after pictures. Corten Steel Propane Fire Table.
Welcome, we hope you enjoy your visit - if this is your first time here please check out our E Store to see what is available off-the-shelf. However, if you're looking to get some custom work done; please be ready to provide high resolution pictures and or sketches of your project and Email your specifications to Ed@Moderustic.com. Also, please visit our Custom Burners page and "Custom Projects" section below to understand the scope of our work.