Bye-bye to plain vanilla
by Thomas Edelmann | 3/22/2017
Get rid of those old bulky things and bring in new design radiators – for example colorful ones with a matt finish or specially backlit.
Expected to be available from December 2016
Light and free like a butterfly, extending and folding like a folding screen, enveloping and cosy like an embrace, capable of producing heat for any room thanks to a significant yet discrete presence. This is Origami, designed by Alberto Meda, a high efficiency electric plug & play radiator that liaises with its surroundings, offering the possibility of separating two rooms, of preserving privacy, of enhancing the atmosphere of discretion, increasing the feeling of well-being. Origami protects, heats and gives character to the environment in a lightweight, sinuous way, without setting limits, but with the sole purpose of recreating the sacredness of our private and essential interior space; it is a poetic, sinuous, jointed and flexible item of interior décor, which gives rise to product types and configurations based on a rounded module alternating voids with the heating core.
There are three versions of Origami fitting every room within the home, each one characterised by additional accessories, as emphasised by Cristiano Crosetta, CEO of Tubes: “We wanted to bring to life a versatile element, a project that would allow the creation of multifarious models integrated with accessories which would differentiate them according to the kind of room. Originating from the idea of using contemporary technology capable of combining functionality, innovation and ease of use, Origami is an eclectic radiator, with changing shapes to suit particular requirements, and offering excellent thermal capacity”.
In the free-standing version, fold after fold, the movable modules allow space to be set out like an actual folding screen, ready to safeguard our privacy. The stylish image is completed by the supporting feet, which have been designed to ensure safety and stability to the product, yet which also contribute with their presence to the overall attraction of the design, adding to it a styling appeal. The wall-mounted version was devised with a single or double element. In the double version, the movement of the two modules emulates a butterfly beating its wings, radiating heat and changing when needed into an elegant retractable towel rail. Unlike traditional radiators, with Origami towels are completely enveloped and hidden from view when the radiator is folded up onto the wall, optimising space. Lastly the static, monumental totem version is a modern reinterpretation of the magical antique Japanese art of the origami. With the same expertise used to transform a two dimensional object into a three dimensional one, the company had the possibility to transform extruded aluminium into a heating and self-standing decorative accessory.
Origami is characterized by an extraordinary freedom of composition, accompanied by dimensional flexibility, thanks to the skilful construction techniques of Tubes along with the use of extruded aluminium technology. The complex engineering behind the product, developed by the company's engineers, makes it possible to produce elements of varying height and, even in the extrusion phase, allows the incorporation of various functions: thanks to the heat generated by convection from the radiator's hollow elements, an increase in thermal capacity and efficiency is ensured. This technology allows an ultimate modularity of the heat, because each module of Origami can be turned on or kept off according to the individual needs of the user, with the ensuing remodulation of consumption levels, too. Flexible, versatile, easy to position in any room, Origami combines performance with styling in a “nomadic” object that decorates the home, putting design and technology at the disposal of heat.
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