Monday, July 12, 2004

radical. radiators.

I used to think radiators were crappy, unsightly relics of Victorian era plumbing that had to be hidden away at all costs. If I'd known they made them this cool (er, hot) looking, I wouldn't have been so quick to buy a house with central air. Seriously, these things are outrageous, and Bisque carries way more than I have pictured here. And, yes, by "radiator" I do mean those things that heat your house. You may be confused looking at the pictures, wondering if I meant to say "metal sculptures" instead of "radiators."

six. feet. over.
A lot of these are over six feet tall, so you'll need to dedicate quite a bit of room to them. Most are made to be hooked into central heating systems, but some have stand-alone electric versions as well. (The Power Plant -- the tall spiky plant-like one -- is only available in an electric version.)

hot. prices.
The prices are probably too hot for most homeowners, though. The ones I found are from the U.K. and range from hundreds to thousands of pounds. At current exchange rates that means some of them cost more (a lot more) than some cars I've owned. Of course, the cars didn't look this good...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a look at some of these at the Interbuild exhibition this year - interesting stuff, but be careful if you have kids. Lots of sticky out bits at the perfect height to crack your head on, and plenty of cavities to push bananas into.

Although if you're in the right marketing bracket for one of these, you probably live in tiny inner city 'loft' and don't enough volume for children.

2:18 AM  
Blogger joost said...

Check the Heatwave by Joris Laarman. The most amazing radiator I know.

3:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that plant ciould put an eye out. Imagine tripping and falling on it.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like it could do quite a bit more than just gouge an eye out.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. I've just bought a bisque radiator. It's fantastic!

3:40 PM  
Blogger looseingit said...

It probally wouldnt cost hardly a thing to make with copper tubeing and silver spray paint.

3:14 PM  
Blogger daily_rant said...

that is some pretty sweeeet home appliances and decor......
i grew up with a woodburning cast iron stove and cast iron pots and frypans. food does taste completely differant than when cooked in regular pots.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guess what, I work there! well, one of the showrooms at least. and to clear some things up, unless you're a seven-foot giant, there is no way your eye is going to reach the spikes on the Power Plant. And spraying copper tubing with silver paint would just leave you with something that didn't radiate heat properly and had streaky melted paint all over it.
We import from manufacturers in Italy and Switzerland for the most part, and they are *rigorous* when it comes to product quality, especially the Swiss. So the radiators are good, honest.
Any questions, peoples?
- gent

7:35 AM  
Anonymous used vans girl said...

I have not seen radiators like these before and as wonderful and artistic as they are, how effective are they at actually doing what they are supposed to do. I.e. heat your property?

1:11 AM  
Anonymous New VW Dude said...

Yeah. I hate those ones that you get from BQ. We should all get modern ones as they change the appearance of the house

3:30 PM  
Blogger Van Lease said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I welled up at the end. Very powerful stuff.

12:16 AM  

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