28 April 2014
One of the motives that has always driven human beings to give a biomorphic form to their furniture is the instinctive need to surround themselves with friendly objects. An ancient animistic vision that still survives in the feelings we have about the everyday things that throng the contemporary panorama. Satyendra Pakhalé, a designer of Indian origin now based in Amsterdam, has imagined the radiator of the future as a small, faithful and mobile companion. Rather than a robot servant, though, it is an affectionate pet that follows our movements around the home. The Kangeri nomadic radiator takes a highly innovative approach: it makes a complete break with the traditional fixity of the heating appliance through its aluminum body on wheels, fitted with an integral wooden handle that makes it easy to move around and powered by an extensible cable. This solution so attentive to the renewal of the radiator’s form fits perfectly with the new requirements for its use, even from the viewpoint of sustainability: Kangeri, in fact, gives off its warmth only where it’s needed, close to its user-master, avoiding the unnecessary waste of heating other parts of the house and rendering central heating almost obsolete. When it’s appropriate to say: if only it could speak! Manufacturer: Tubes.