An object that’s not on your mind during summer and certainly not when you think about upcycling. It’s a radiator, a very sturdy and basic object. Just another object that gets thrown away after it’s at the end of its life. Luckily there’s something called upcycle design that shows solutions for discarded objects and materials.
The most impressive designs are the ones made by using a sturdy or robust object. In this case a radiator. If you don’t know what I mean, you should have a look at a few examples on upcycleDZINE. For instance the Re-Pet lamp, Heater Seat & Chair and off course the fantastic zig-zag chair called Hot!
Radiator table as a conversation starter
Everytime I stumble upon a new upcycle design piece that uses a radiator I’m really amazed at what has been created. And this time it’s no different.
This piece of furniture is called Floating Radiator Table and is designed by Neet Bandana Design Company. A company founded in 2001 by Trevor Coston, currently based in the Highlands of Scotland. Trevor is a freelance designer and illustrator, with a background in engineering, draughting and vehicle design.
The Floating Radiator Table is made out of glass and acrylic displaying one of Zehnder Groups radiators in the reception area of their Customer Experience Centre in Camberley. It’s a real eye-catcher and a conversation starter for sure. And just as the name of the design suggests, it looks like the radiator is floating.
Photos © Neet Bandana Design Company
I’m not someone who likes glass tables or the use of acrylic. But this design is certainly one of the few exceptions. The way the heavy radiator is floating and indirectly supports the glass top is just impressive. My favourite detail is where the radiator is connected to the acrylic side of the table.