Unlike fireplaces and stoves, we require our radiators to be there but not seen. An essential part of most rooms, radiators are rarely designed to look attractive, but considering their size and the amount of space they require, it seems strange that most radiators do little with their visual potential. For anyone in search of something more interesting, there is a wide selection of great designer radiators to choose from. Marrying effective heating with an attractive design, here are ten picks of the best in contemporary radiator design and technology. Image source: totalradiators.com
Glass Radiator: Warmwave Thermoglance
For anyone who is tired of the old style radiator design, the Thermoglance radiator from Warmwave is the perfect antidote. Perfect in rooms with a sleek and contemporary look and feel, the Thermoglance uses a solid, compact glass panel that is capable of reaching a temperature of 75 degrees Celsius.
Designer Radiator: Surf
Made from steel, and with a unique surfboard shape, this designer radiator is sure to make an impact in any room. Available in a range of colours, it can stand vertically, or lie horizontally, making it an adaptable, as well as an attractive heating feature.
Vertical Radiator: Aurora Edge
Vertical radiators are an increasingly popular choice for design-conscious homeowners, and this elegant, corner hugging radiator is no exception. With a gentle curve, and smooth, clean lines from top to bottom, the Aurora Edge is a sophisticated and attractive choice of radiator.
Eco Radiator: Stelrad Radical
The innovation present in this radiator is concerned with its eco-friendly technology. Rather than using convection heating, as is standard with most radiators, the Stelrad Radical uses radiant heating, in rather the same way that the sun transmits heat. The result is a 50% increase in radiant heat, which means that you can run the radiator at a lower heat to get the same results, thereby using less energy and cutting down on your bills.
Towel Warmer: Myson Seine
If you’re looking for something a little special to go in your bathroom, you could do a lot worse than the Seine stainless steel towel warmer from Myson. With a highly polished chrome finish and matching chrome valves, its colouring is almost as pleasing as its eye-catching fluid design – one of the most attractive towel radiators available.
Bathroom Heating: Ecolec Mirror Radiator
This vertical mirror radiator looks great in bathrooms, and even bedrooms as well. It is an excellent space-saving device, in that it combines two sizeable objects, a mirror and a radiator, in one sleek design.
Infrared Heater: Redwell Standard Panel
These single panel heaters look great in frames, and come in a selection of colours. Adding to their aesthetic potential, the surface of the panel can be etched with your favourite picture, turning a functional object into a focal point and eye-pleasing feature for your room. The surface is enamelled steel and can reach temperatures as high as 95 degrees Celsius.
Stone Radiator: Marble Wave
Few materials suggest luxury and largesse to quite the same extent as marble. The Marble Wave radiator features a 3cm polished marble plate, which is available in five different finishes. As no two marble patterns are alike, you can be guaranteed that your radiator is truly unique.
Cast Iron Radiator: Anthracite Art Nouveau
Thanks to its sturdy shape, and with the benefits of a solid and durable cast iron frame, this art nouveau patterned anthracite radiator will make a stylish addition to any decoratively-designed space.
Childrens Radiator: Groove
Bringing colour and flexibility, as well as warmth, to the walls of childrens’ bedrooms, Groove radiators use magnets and can be arranged in an endless possibility of different patterns and formations. Fun, lively and much more interesting for children than a standard radiator. View Radiator