Wall-mounted extruded aluminium decorative radiator
The Elements collection is the expression of a desire to eliminate stereotypes and pre-established industrial design processes. In a society that is free from conditioning, objects - whatever kind they may be - can “release themselves” too; that is to say, they can eliminate technical aesthetics and undergo design modifications. So freeing a radiator from its valves and position these at a distance of as much as six metres, thanks to a patented built-in unit, is equivalent to freeing it from its typical technical appearance. This brings about new possibilities of interpretation of form according to aesthetic-intellectual rules that differ from previous ones. For this reason, along with the Basics and Extras collections, the company introduced the Elements collection, created by architects and designers of international renown. Elements becomes a “container of ideas” where the designers are called upon to create radiators that are more closely linked with the aesthetics of the home, where the sensual warmth of heating products is integrated into the architectural space with the same dignity and importance in project terms as other contemporary interior decoration elements.
“I like essential objects with a hidden complexity. Step-by-Step looks like a single surface, but it actually consists of modules with elliptical ribs that guarantee energy efficiency with minimal overall dimensions." Alberto Meda
The Step-by-Step radiator has all the features to fully become part of the Elements collection by Tubes: it is a significant architectural presence which, depending on the circumstances, can either be discreet or become protagonist of the space, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, with the aim of achieving the utmost efficiency with minimal energy consumption levels.
The concept of Step-by-Step starts from an aluminium module with a surface made of pleated elliptical elements, tilting towards the left or the right. Depending on their layout and on the observer's perspective, charming games of light can be created, as well as visual effects that cause completely different emotions: from a slight sense of motion to a monumental architectural feature.
Modularity makes Step-by-Step suitable for the most diverse design requirements. The basic module can be installed individually or placed beside another module, thereby creating four configurations: one or two modules tilting towards the right, one or two modules tilting towards the left. If multiplied by the different heights available, these make possible twenty different combinations. Step-by-Step is therefore ideal for both large spaces, in which users want to introduce a significant decorative presence, and for smaller settings, where the compact overall dimensions (the radiator protrudes just 7.8 cm from the wall) saves space indoors.
Step-by-Step is available in the hydraulic, electric and mixed versions. The radiator heats up in two different ways: via radiation, in other words by radiating heat directly through the large heat-exchange surface, and through natural convection, thanks to the hot air that goes from the bottom upwards.
Step-by-Step can be accessorised with towel rails, making it suitable also for use in the bathroom.
The Elements collection, which includes Step-by-Step, comprises projects in which radiators and heated towel rails, reinterpreted by internationally-renowned designers, are designed as an element of the architectural structure, with a strong personality and furnishing ability.
Wrinkled Grey Aluminium
Wrinkled Charcoal Metallic Grey
Available from September 2018