Key facts

Product:
Milano Free Standing
Family:
Milano
Manufacturer:
TUBES >
Designer:
Antonia Astori >, Nicola De Ponti >
Architonic ID:
1553028
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2006
Manufacturer groups :
Heaters-Radiators >
Groups:
Heaters-Radiators >

Product description

“Sensuality and plasticity: these two distinctive traits are the basis of the planning idea of the Milano Free-standing radiator. Its sinuous and sculptural body synthesizes the desire for formal experimentation in the field of the furnishing radiating element. These are characteristics which make this an integrating and characterizing part of interior design in its most single meaning. From isolated component of a purely formal connotation to a real instrument which defines spaces”. Astor iDePonti Associati

Milano Free-standing is a heating object characterized by a unique personality and by maximum versatility of use since it requires no installation. Indeed, thanks to its freestanding nature, it can be positioned anywhere in a room, thereby becoming its undisputed protagonist.
Equipped with a special support at the base, it is distinguishes by the sculptural appearance and it is ideal for creating very effective compositive solutions, around which the interior project can be designed. Milano Free-standing offers a wide range of furnishing possibilities, even outside the residential environment, and it is the ideal element that adds a touch of artistic elegance to any setting.
It is made of modular elements of 13x25,8 cm (height x maximum width) and it is available in over 260 finishes, besides the new transparent painted natural steel finish.
The high innovation level of design in Milano Free-standing is confirmed by the curators of the Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, who have selected it for the design permanent collection of the museum.
Today Milano Free-standing becomes part of the new Plug&Play collection presented by Tubes on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2018. This collection marks the starting point of the unprecedented concept of personal warmth: the heating objects, free from installation constraints, go beyond the static nature of architecture and open up to the human dimension which, by definition, is in constant movement and evolution.

Materials:
Painted steel

Colours:
All colours in the Tubes range, more than 260 RAL colours. The power cable is in black fabric.

Dimensions:
H 171,5 cm - L 40 cm
H 199 cm - L 40 cm
H 227 cm - L 40 cm

Power source:
Electric plug & play

Power:
Max 1000W

Product family

Concept

It is one of the most recent proposals of Elements, the collection born from the challenge of Tubes to enrich the furnishing heating element with new contents, starting a technical and formal search for avant-garde solutions of great simplicity.
Milano fully interprets this design and opens new perspectives in the planning field. Greatest installation flexibility and modularity are the main prerogatives, together with the strong personality, that make it an absolutely varied furnishing complement. Milano can be installed on the wall, it can be free-standing, and it is also available in the brand-new ceiling version, made possible by a particular fitting and by a type of absolutely innovative connection, which represents the most advanced ceiling installation technique, and expresses the search for solutions which are alternative to wall installations.

The free-standing solution, equipped with a special support at the base, emphasizes and enhances the sculptural appearance and is ideal for creating very effective compositive solutions, around which the interior can be designed. Milano offers a wide range of furnishing possibilities of great expressive force, even outside the residential environment. Versatile even from the technical point of view, Milano is proposed in a hydraulic as well as electric version. Just like the other lines of the Elements collection, the hydraulic version foresees the connection to the system via remote access valves, set up to 6 m from the heating element and, in line with the orientation of the entire Tubes range, the hydraulic circuit is conceived to limit the use of water compared to traditional heating elements. Milano is made of modular 13x26 cm (height x maximum width ) elements, in varnished steel in a wide range of colours.
For its innovative design and technological qualities is featured in the ADI Design Index 2008.