Key facts

Product:
Square
Family:
Square
Manufacturer:
TUBES
Designer:
Ludovica Palomba, Roberto Palomba
Architonic ID:
1133893
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2004
Groups:
Bathroom accessories-Towel warmers
Heating systems/Radiators-Radiators

Product family

Concept

In line with the design of the Elements collection to which it belongs, Square is a furnishing element with a great capability of characterising the room, despite its formal simplicity. Inspired by a project that reinterprets the radiating panel, Square unites technical characteristics and high-value added design. First of all, the lightness of the structure made entirely of aluminium, which is only 22 mm thick. Then the radiating surface where heat spreads all over the surface, thanks to the particular fin on the backside. Every technical detail contributes to optimising heat conduction.

Square can be rectangular or square-shaped, mounted vertically or horizontally, and is available in a wide range of colours and sizes, in order to allow the greatest personalisation in interior design as well as an adequate maximum heating performance even in large-sized rooms. The horizontal version ranges from 140 to 240 cm in length and 31 to 81 cm in height with thermal output between 477 and 1638 W. Height in vertical solutions vary from 60 to 240 cm and length ranges from 31 to 81 cm with thermal output between 309 and 1439 W.

Square is available in hydraulic and electric version, and a combined version is in course of study. All fittings connected to the plumbing system as well as the wall brackets are completely hidden by the panel. Square – as all other lines in the Elements collection – is equipped with a built-in remote valve control system. The very new electric version provides for a wider range of applications, as the radiator can be easily and quickly operated. It is therefore the ideal solution for bathrooms in holiday homes as well as in contract supplies.

An element with a matching big handle completes Square’s function as a practical electrically heated towel warmer, and from the aesthetic point of view provides various formal solutions combined with the radiating panel.

Due to its innovative technical and formal characteristics, Square was awarded with the Red Dot Award 2007 in the “Product Design” category and, within the section “Heating and bathroom accessories”, it was the only heating element chosen. Furthermore it was awarded in 2008 with the “Design Preis”, the most important design award organised by the German Design Council, under the aegis of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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