Vigonovo-Fontanafredda / Italy

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The MCZ mission can be summed up in these words: 'Innovation and design to furnish with fire.' MCZ introduced pellet stoves and fireplaces in the late 1990s. Founded in 1975 in Vigonovo di Fontanafredda (PN), the company is part of the MCZ Group and has distinguished itself with its high-tech, high-design products. MCZ products meet consumer needs focusing on aesthetics and quality sustained by energy-savings and environmental responsibility. Stoves, fireplaces, pellet/wood-burning stoves, fireplace inserts, and linings are all designed, manufactured, and marketed by MCZ, with distribution in over 40 countries worldwide.

MCZ stoves and fireplaces: the advantages of pellets

MCZ was among one of the first companies to introduce pellet products, whose advantages are countless. First and foremost, the energy source is economical because it ensures very high yields at much lower costs than fossil fuels. Moreover, since it produces effective and clean combustion, it contributes to lower emissions level. For this reason, pellet stoves are eligible for ecobonus incentives, meaning further savings for careful consumers. Pellet stoves and fireplaces are easy to use, practical and clean. Over the years, the MCZ research and development division has obtained several innovative patents to provide its customers with cutting-edge, efficient, and sustainable products. Born in 2006, Active was the first patented technology for the intelligent management of pellet combustion. Maestro, an integrated mini-computer that introduced MCZ products into the universe of IoT technology, followed four years later. With the Comfort Air® system, MCZ revolutionized hot air duct systems, making it possible to heat multiple rooms with a single stove. Even wood-burning stoves and wood-burning fireplaces are designed to ensure high efficiency and low emissions. Ideal for heating passive houses, they use Oyster technology, a system that extracts oxygen for combustion outside the home, not inside. The Hydro stove and fireplace lines connect to the home water system; its low thermal inertia quickly heats radiators. MCZ is well-known for its attention to the environment, a crucial sector that, in 2022, will see much stricter and more stringent Ecodesign regulations come into force. MCZ products have been compliant with them since 2016.

The design of MCZ stoves and fireplaces

MCZ already boasts an impressive reputation with the first pellet stove to have won a prestigious design award. Toba, one of the first stoves created in collaboration with Emo Design, won the iF Design Award in 2011, paving the way for the production of dozens of iconic products designed by the young talents. Scenario is a futuristic fireplace with a perfectly integrated TV. The Cute stove conceals a technological jewel behind its classic design. In 2018, MCZ collaborated with three big names in international design: Paola Navone, Patricia Urquiola, and Michael Geldmacher. Thanks to this choice, the company entered the design pantheon and began to dictate sector trends. Paola Navone was commissioned to produce fireplace wall cladding; the eclectic designer proposed a mosaic of zellije tiles with irregular craftsmanship and glazed surfaces. Sahara's rough but refined appearance creates a pleasant contrast to the minimal design of MCZ fireplaces. Versatile and indefatigable, Patricia Urquiola tackled her first project in the field of domestic heating, giving life to the Wall pellet stove. The clean and essential design is based on a simple cylinder and a cube, which hide piping and technological elements from view. Wall's elemental quality is enhanced by details like the base, available in different natural materials, transforming the stove into a real design piece. Finally, Michael Geldmacher created a stove for narrow and small spaces. The Reflex stove has a depth of only 31 centimeters with a vertical-slatted front that filters the blaze to produce striking plays of light and flames.

The MCZ Group

MCZ Group brings together 11 commercial brands. It is recognized as one of the European leaders in the biomass heating sector. The company covers many sectors with different brands, distribution networks, and commercial strategies. Other stove and chimney manufacturers like Sergio Leoni, specializing in ceramic stoves, Red Heating, Arco, and Brisach, are also part of the group. The group's global reach is integrated by kitchen manufacturer J.Corradi and the Sunday brand, a leader in the production of barbecues. ... More ... less

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