Reinventing the humble radiator into luxury designer heating for the home

The humble radiator no longer just provides heat, it is now a luxurious all-in-one artwork, heater and lighting feature for the home.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
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The home radiator now comes in many forms and it’s not always obvious what’s a radiator and what’s not. Is it the mirror, the detailed artwork or the stone sculpture that provides the heat source? We bring you the latest developments in designer heating – as well as cooling. 

Home heating is no longer limited to traditional products, such as heat pumps, wall panels and classic radiators. In fact, heating technology has advanced so far that certain designer heating systems now possess an unparalleled ambiguity of form and function. 

Radiators are no longer purely functional. Here, a vertical radiator is used as a central design feature.
Radiators are no longer purely functional. Here, a vertical radiator is used as a central design feature.

The ultimate in luxury heating

Bathroom heating and cooling can often become a purely functional aspect of the home, taking up precious space and a distraction away from the ambitions of the interior design. “The typical radiator heater or heat pump does not do much for styling a room,” SA Plumbing Supply’s Sean Paterson says. “Often painted to blend in with the background, these items are there to serve a simple purpose – heating and cooling.”

However, a range of luxurious designer radiators from France is changing that entirely, altering our traditional conceptions of what heating looks like. By combining art, lighting and functional heating and cooling, the Cinier range reinvents the radiator by opening the door to a whole new way of considering what used to be purely functional.

The Cinier stone radiator/towel warmer.
The Cinier stone radiator/towel warmer.

Designer heating and cooling: where art and function combine

Constructed with Olycal stone sourced from the Pyrenees mountains, which form a natural border between France and Spain, Cintier radiators are artworks in their own right.

Suitable for any room of the house, the range encompasses pieces envisioned for a multitude of purposes – from towel warmers to mirrors. “The bathroom range offers a unique perspective on stone towel warmers, mirrors (which form the top layer of the stone radiator), and stunning artworks and sculptural pieces – taking away the need for a purely functional heat source,” Sean says.

Mirrors can be affixed to stone radiators offering a new level of design freedom.
Mirrors can be affixed to stone radiators offering a new level of design freedom.

Turning radiators into art

“Often, clients select and place Cinier radiators in prominent spaces in their homes. In many cases, due to their beauty and stunning sculptural and painted forms, each one becomes a centrepiece in the room and is treasured for its artistic nature over its function. 

“These are pieces that offer an unparalleled luxury,” Sean says. “While there is an extensive standard range, the option exists for clients to design their own bespoke pieces, which is a process that we assist with by offering a design service in conjunction with the Cinier artists who are based in France.

“Designing an artwork can be a very personal journey – and a hugely satisfying one. Often, it is in the collaboration between artist and client where the most stunning pieces evolve,” Sean says.

Here, stone radiators are used as artwork in a large open-plan space.
Here, stone radiators are used as artwork in a large open-plan space.

How do stone radiators work?

Olycal stone is a rock which is naturally white in colour that is crushed and remodelled to create an exceptional diffusion of thermal energy, Sean says. “Like cast iron, Olycal stone emits soft and homogeneous heat at low temperatures. Cinier radiators are perfectly silent when operating, generating a gentle, radiant heat.”

The Cinier range or designer radiators is available in New Zealand exclusively from SA Plumbing Supply, with various options available, including an electric version, a hot water version that runs from a heat pump, and a fan option, which operates both heating and cooling functionalities.

Find out more about contemporary luxury heating, and the bespoke and custom options available in the Cinier range. 

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SA Plumbing Supply

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Reinventing the humble radiator into luxury designer heating for the home

The humble radiator no longer just provides heat, it is now a luxurious all-in-one artwork, heater and lighting feature for the home.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
0FC8CFBD-C43F-4180-85D1-CF38FD5869A7Created with sketchtool.
E160A899-8C92-47FF-BB31-6DB22BCEB5D9Created with sketchtool.

The home radiator now comes in many forms and it’s not always obvious what’s a radiator and what’s not. Is it the mirror, the detailed artwork or the stone sculpture that provides the heat source? We bring you the latest developments in designer heating – as well as cooling. 

Home heating is no longer limited to traditional products, such as heat pumps, wall panels and classic radiators. In fact, heating technology has advanced so far that certain designer heating systems now possess an unparalleled ambiguity of form and function. 

Radiators are no longer purely functional. Here, a vertical radiator is used as a central design feature.
Radiators are no longer purely functional. Here, a vertical radiator is used as a central design feature.

The ultimate in luxury heating

Bathroom heating and cooling can often become a purely functional aspect of the home, taking up precious space and a distraction away from the ambitions of the interior design. “The typical radiator heater or heat pump does not do much for styling a room,” SA Plumbing Supply’s Sean Paterson says. “Often painted to blend in with the background, these items are there to serve a simple purpose – heating and cooling.”

However, a range of luxurious designer radiators from France is changing that entirely, altering our traditional conceptions of what heating looks like. By combining art, lighting and functional heating and cooling, the Cinier range reinvents the radiator by opening the door to a whole new way of considering what used to be purely functional.

The Cinier stone radiator/towel warmer.
The Cinier stone radiator/towel warmer.

Designer heating and cooling: where art and function combine

Constructed with Olycal stone sourced from the Pyrenees mountains, which form a natural border between France and Spain, Cintier radiators are artworks in their own right.

Suitable for any room of the house, the range encompasses pieces envisioned for a multitude of purposes – from towel warmers to mirrors. “The bathroom range offers a unique perspective on stone towel warmers, mirrors (which form the top layer of the stone radiator), and stunning artworks and sculptural pieces – taking away the need for a purely functional heat source,” Sean says.

Mirrors can be affixed to stone radiators offering a new level of design freedom.
Mirrors can be affixed to stone radiators offering a new level of design freedom.

Turning radiators into art

“Often, clients select and place Cinier radiators in prominent spaces in their homes. In many cases, due to their beauty and stunning sculptural and painted forms, each one becomes a centrepiece in the room and is treasured for its artistic nature over its function. 

“These are pieces that offer an unparalleled luxury,” Sean says. “While there is an extensive standard range, the option exists for clients to design their own bespoke pieces, which is a process that we assist with by offering a design service in conjunction with the Cinier artists who are based in France.

“Designing an artwork can be a very personal journey – and a hugely satisfying one. Often, it is in the collaboration between artist and client where the most stunning pieces evolve,” Sean says.

Here, stone radiators are used as artwork in a large open-plan space.
Here, stone radiators are used as artwork in a large open-plan space.

How do stone radiators work?

Olycal stone is a rock which is naturally white in colour that is crushed and remodelled to create an exceptional diffusion of thermal energy, Sean says. “Like cast iron, Olycal stone emits soft and homogeneous heat at low temperatures. Cinier radiators are perfectly silent when operating, generating a gentle, radiant heat.”

The Cinier range or designer radiators is available in New Zealand exclusively from SA Plumbing Supply, with various options available, including an electric version, a hot water version that runs from a heat pump, and a fan option, which operates both heating and cooling functionalities.

Find out more about contemporary luxury heating, and the bespoke and custom options available in the Cinier range. 

Get in touch with
SA Plumbing Supply

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Reinventing the humble radiator into luxury designer heating for the home

The humble radiator no longer just provides heat, it is now a luxurious all-in-one artwork, heater and lighting feature for the home.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
0FC8CFBD-C43F-4180-85D1-CF38FD5869A7Created with sketchtool.
E160A899-8C92-47FF-BB31-6DB22BCEB5D9Created with sketchtool.

The home radiator now comes in many forms and it’s not always obvious what’s a radiator and what’s not. Is it the mirror, the detailed artwork or the stone sculpture that provides the heat source? We bring you the latest developments in designer heating – as well as cooling. 

Home heating is no longer limited to traditional products, such as heat pumps, wall panels and classic radiators. In fact, heating technology has advanced so far that certain designer heating systems now possess an unparalleled ambiguity of form and function. 

Radiators are no longer purely functional. Here, a vertical radiator is used as a central design feature.
Radiators are no longer purely functional. Here, a vertical radiator is used as a central design feature.

The ultimate in luxury heating

Bathroom heating and cooling can often become a purely functional aspect of the home, taking up precious space and a distraction away from the ambitions of the interior design. “The typical radiator heater or heat pump does not do much for styling a room,” SA Plumbing Supply’s Sean Paterson says. “Often painted to blend in with the background, these items are there to serve a simple purpose – heating and cooling.”

However, a range of luxurious designer radiators from France is changing that entirely, altering our traditional conceptions of what heating looks like. By combining art, lighting and functional heating and cooling, the Cinier range reinvents the radiator by opening the door to a whole new way of considering what used to be purely functional.

The Cinier stone radiator/towel warmer.
The Cinier stone radiator/towel warmer.

Designer heating and cooling: where art and function combine

Constructed with Olycal stone sourced from the Pyrenees mountains, which form a natural border between France and Spain, Cintier radiators are artworks in their own right.

Suitable for any room of the house, the range encompasses pieces envisioned for a multitude of purposes – from towel warmers to mirrors. “The bathroom range offers a unique perspective on stone towel warmers, mirrors (which form the top layer of the stone radiator), and stunning artworks and sculptural pieces – taking away the need for a purely functional heat source,” Sean says.

Mirrors can be affixed to stone radiators offering a new level of design freedom.
Mirrors can be affixed to stone radiators offering a new level of design freedom.

Turning radiators into art

“Often, clients select and place Cinier radiators in prominent spaces in their homes. In many cases, due to their beauty and stunning sculptural and painted forms, each one becomes a centrepiece in the room and is treasured for its artistic nature over its function. 

“These are pieces that offer an unparalleled luxury,” Sean says. “While there is an extensive standard range, the option exists for clients to design their own bespoke pieces, which is a process that we assist with by offering a design service in conjunction with the Cinier artists who are based in France.

“Designing an artwork can be a very personal journey – and a hugely satisfying one. Often, it is in the collaboration between artist and client where the most stunning pieces evolve,” Sean says.

Here, stone radiators are used as artwork in a large open-plan space.
Here, stone radiators are used as artwork in a large open-plan space.

How do stone radiators work?

Olycal stone is a rock which is naturally white in colour that is crushed and remodelled to create an exceptional diffusion of thermal energy, Sean says. “Like cast iron, Olycal stone emits soft and homogeneous heat at low temperatures. Cinier radiators are perfectly silent when operating, generating a gentle, radiant heat.”

The Cinier range or designer radiators is available in New Zealand exclusively from SA Plumbing Supply, with various options available, including an electric version, a hot water version that runs from a heat pump, and a fan option, which operates both heating and cooling functionalities.

Find out more about contemporary luxury heating, and the bespoke and custom options available in the Cinier range. 

Get in touch with
SA Plumbing Supply

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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