Rick Wittrig’s Fire Pits Warm The Soul

Bella Vita Fire Pit

There’s nothing quite like gathering outside around a roaring fire with great company. On a warm evening, a bonfire makes the party feel more intimate and inviting. On a cool evening, there’s absolutely nothing like it.

Imagine swapping stories, having a drink, and roasting marshmallows around one of these gorgeous, artisan-crafted fire pits.

Bella Vita Fire Pit

Bella Vita Fire Pit

Artist Rick Wittrig builds these beautiful fire pits out of quarter-inch thick steel, in order to withstand the extremes of fire and the great outdoors. The Bella Vita boasts a matte bowl with a polished base, creating a stunning object that will age gracefully.

The Scallop Fire Pit

Scallop Fire Pit

Each fire pit is individually signed and numbered by the artist, resulting in a unique art piece custom created for its new home. The Scallop Fire Pit features a iron oxide finish that will naturally darken over time.

Navigator Fire Pit

Navigator Fire Pit

Wittrig makes his fire pits no-maintenance by coating the interiors with high temperature resistant paint and incorporating a rainwater drain into all designs. The Navigator Fire Pit is just one of several models available, including custom work.

Barefoot Beach Fire Pit

Barefoot Beach Fire Pit

Like all of Wittrig’s pieces, the Barefoot Beach Fire Pit is lovingly cut by hand. Each fire pit is as unique as the home it occupies.

Third Rock Fire Pit

Third Rock Fire Pit

The variety of fire pit styles available from Wittrig’s workshop means they can be incorporated into any outdoor space. The Third Rock Fire Pit stands at just over three feet tall and weigh less than 300 lbs, making it relatively substantial but easy to move around.


The above sampling of firepits, available exclusively at Donjenna, only scratch the surface of what is possible. Our online store features over a dozen different designs. As always, pieces can be customized just for you. Browse all of our breathtaking offerings here.

5 Reasons Why Donjenna’s Fire Pits Are A Must-Have This Fall

Third Rock Fire Pit

With fall approaching and temperatures dropping, gather around the one thing that will still keep you warm while outdoors.

We’ve seen fire pits in history books, during camping trips, and in our favorite movies and TV shows. In recent years, the use of fire pits has become more common. So, why are they a must-have for the fall?

Magnum Fire Pit

They are stylish, easy to maintain, transportable, safe, and they make the perfect gift!

Fire-pits were used thousands of years ago by historic cultures all over the world. Large holes were dug into the ground to help contain fire. It was used to provide warmth, assist with cooking, and for holding rituals or ceremonies. The pits eventually evolved to the portable sized bowls we know today. But the name never changed, and neither did its function.


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 Fire-pits are a great alternative for people who do not have fireplaces. It’s also perfect for those that would love to take their fireplace outdoors. You are still allowed the luxury of roasting marshmallows, sipping on wine, or reading a book, all with the fire blazing in the background. The only trouble is deciding whether to watch the sunset or whether to stare at the moon until morning.

Barefoot Beach Fire Pit


There are fire pits to fit all of your style needs. They come in many shapes and sizes, and can be very simple or extremely fancy. It can be a major statement piece, like the 700 lb. handmade Africa Big Five fire pit or unique like the petite, globe styled Third Rock fire pit. No matter what your desire, there are various options that will surely satisfy you.

Durable and Transportable

Africa’s Big 5 Fire Pit

Though transportable, some fire pits are very heavy. They are made out of carbon steel, and can range anywhere from 100 pounds to ½ a ton. Do not let those numbers deter you, many fire pits can be moved. Once it has served its purpose, it can be placed back into the garage, stored in the backyard, or disassembled (depending on the style), until next time. Fire-pits are designed for years of heavy use and require no maintenance.

Longhorn Fire Pit

Great Gift

Looking for the perfect housewarming gift? Can’t seem to think of something good enough for your husband’s man cave? Need to spruce up the backyard parties? These fire pits are it. On Donjenna, fire pits start at $790… and are worth the investment. They can be coupled with a few accessories to ensure the experience is complete.

Wings of Flight Firewood Holder


Fire pits are easy to maintain, stylish, and make amazing gifts, but most importantly, they are safe. Basic fire safety rules apply to these fire-pits. They must be used in appropriate weather conditions and it’s advised that a fire pit is located at least ten feet away from structures for safety.

All fire pits on Donjenna are made from one-quarter inch thick carbon steel. The interior is coated with a high temperature resistant paint and has a 1-1/2″ rain drain in the bottom. Over time the iron oxide finish/patina on the outside will darken then become permanent.

Check out some of these stylish fire pits and don’t forget to pick up this fall’s must-have!

Modern Atlanta: 2014 Architectural Tour of Homes

MA! Home Tour Atlanta

A beautiful spring day in Atlanta; the 2014 Modern Atlanta Architectural Tour; Matthew Quinn and Ric Parrish, co-owners of Design Galleria.

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Beautiful chandeliers complementing the Atlanta skyline

We met at their stunning modern home on the 22nd floor of the Luxe building in Midtown. Their home was one of several that had exquisite design elements which I found inspirational. Their clever installation of glass curtain walls created a contemporary fluidity indoors that blended seamlessly with their exterior spaces, thus satisfying their mutual love of the outdoors.

Quinn & Parrish MA Architectural Tour 2014
Quinn & Parrish MA Architectural Tour 2014
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Reflecting pool by Atlanta Water Gardens

Smoky sliding glass cabinets in the kitchen niches concealed an assortment of small countertop appliances and dinnerware. Striata marble countertops elegantly juxtaposed with specially designed hardware from the Matthew Quinn Collection was the magnum opus throughout the home. The baths, with their meticulous attention to detail, were just as luxurious as the enticing view from the opulent soaking tub.

Divine soaking tub under the stars

The Quinn/Parrish home is the epitome of perfection, blending form and function, organization and relaxation.

You can find Design Galleria and the Matthew Quinn Collection on the web at www.designgalleria.net or at ADAC, 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE. Atlanta, GA 30305.