It was in 1967 that sculptor Dominique Imbert created his first fireplace for his own personal use in his studio at the foothills of the Cévennes, Southern France. He then reproduced it for several enthusiastic viewers, and so began the history of Focus. Fifty years later, with nearly 100 people working for Focus, and a range of more than 50 models available around the world, sales exceed 2 000 units each year.
Focus designs have been found in such wide-ranging settings as stylish living rooms and some of the world's most prestigious design museums (for example, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm). Over the years, Focus fireplaces have been awarded numerous international distinctions, including the Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best in 2014.