If you thought chimneys were black and tarred and only the blackened chimney sweeps could go clean them, think again. French designer Cedric Ragot has designed a really stylish chimney that not only looks good but also is extra functional. Burn Out is a chimney that doubles up as an ethanol chimney but doesn’t have a flue and is constructed using faience and wood. Such innovative designs allow us to reconsider our rejection of the past and embrace new designs and technologies. In addition, Cedric has proven that French designing is definitely something that is beyond description and others can’t compete easily.