by , 02/13/06


When it comes to the essentials at home, sanity trumps vanity. In old apartments and houses, big clunky radiators seem like a necessary annoyance, but do they really have to be?

Dutch designer Joris Laarman specializes in “reinventing functionality.” With his gorgeous new Heat Wave radiator, he has managed to transform what was once a bulky necessary evil into a stunning piece of sculpture that functions just as well as wall art, as it does in heat radiation. Luckily for all of us, Droog Design has recognized the genius of this design and has put the Heat Wave Radiator into mass production, so now we can all bask in its warmth.

The gorgeously baroque radiator is made from fiber-reinforced concrete, and can be sized according to customer specifications. As is true with any radiant surface, the greater the area, the better the heat distribution – so all the little folds and swirls in this beautiful design are not merely decorative; they actually increase the radiator’s heating capacity.

We hope you’ll agree that Heat Wave is the epitomy of future-forward design.


via: Yanko Design

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  1. Sharla Mann December 19, 2007 at 10:55 am

    To: Inhabit

    The National Trust The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD) at the Victoria and Albert Museum would like to request copyright permission for use of two images that have been used in the article:

    We have no image titles to go by, but on the article page it is the first and the last of the images. This will be a low res image, 72DPI, placed on a web-based museum trail which will be used solely for educational purposes with no financial gain. We would be grateful if you could tell us the process for crediting the photographer and gaining permission. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself if you have any questions. I would like to thank you in advance for your assistance.

    Best wishes

    Sharla Mann
    CETLD Project Support Officer Centre for Excellence in Teaching &
    Learning through Design (CETLD)
    Victoria & Albert Museum
    Cromwell Road
    SW7 2RLTel: 0207 9422827


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