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Innovative heaters serve as an example of demand for design

Implications - Generally, heaters aren’t glamorous elements in a home, but a range of designers are changing that notion with innovative radiators. Although there’s a focus on energy conservation, people won’t totally forgo home heating in the winter, nor should they sacrifice their home aesthetics. Bringing new form to the tried-and-true ignites imagination - and profits.
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10 Fashionable Radiators
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Zen Heating - The Phoebe Radiator
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Untested 5,562 Clicks Pub: Dec 19, 07
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Striking Radiator Design - Tubes Warm from Head to Toe
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Exquisite minimalist design is the hallmark of this contemporary radiator by Tubes, an Italian design house. The towel bar is also heated. The rectangular radiators come in a number of colors with a... [More]
Heat is Invisible - Thermoglance Glass Radiator
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Untested 4,484 Clicks Pub: Mar 17, 08
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Not recommended for people who do their own cleaning. Thermoglance changes radiators from metal to glass. Very low key and very chic without changing the looks of the room. It can be controlled by a thermostat… [More]
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