Eco-Friendly Radiator Pretty As A Snowflake

Having had the privilege to inhabit more than my fair share of questionable college campus houses, I can say that the sight of a manual radiator rarely evokes joy in the heart of the beholder. Most radiators are big room-sized deals that make terrible noises when the heat’s turned on. They’re also terribly inefficient, and may or may not destroy your favorite skirt when you leave it on the floor, too close to the coils.

The last words I would use to describe a wall radiator are “elegant” or “sustainable,” but those are exactly the words that sprang to mind when taking a closer look at Giovanni Tomasini’s Bloom.

Bloom by Giovanni Tomasini

Image via Giovanni Tomasini/Hotech

Inspired by the blossoming and blooming of nature’s elements, as well as from Lucio Fontana’s reinterpretation of flat volumes in art, Bloom goes beyond two dimensions without sacrificing beauty or practicality. According to this post, it was “designed by Giovanni Tomasini as an explicit reminder of the universe’s organized chaos and primordial crystalline forms…Bloom wants to communicate the energy of a surface that opening, follows a geometric balance in order to offer all its warmth.”

But aesthetics weren’t the only thing Tomasini had in mind when creating this modern heating element. Bloom is made from noble materials such as aluminum and copper, allows quick and effective heat transfers in the environment, and saves energy. In the hydraulic version, the heating circuit, wisely distributed, takes an amount of water 20 times lower than a conventional radiator, and the electric version includes a portable radio thermostat for full control of the temperatures and complete functions programming.

 

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog