Using Towel Warmers as Heaters

Using Towel Warmers as Heaters

Monika Gromek
Jan 22, 2009

Because it's technically winter here in San Francisco, we've been looking at elegant ways to heat the house. The ugly furnace from 1994 is the only heating source we have. It is on our to-do list to replace it eventually, but for now we would like to start with the bathroom that doesn't offer any kind of heating solution. The bathroom temperature in the mornings can be very discouraging when trying to start the day. We came across some really elegant and functional designs from Italy and completely fell in love with the products. Jump below for a closer look:

In a bathroom they could be used for towels, keeping them warm and drying them faster, but we could see them being used in other parts of the house as well. From the aesthetic perspective they are far superior to the heaters that we are used to. Unfortunately in terms of the cost, they are out of reach for us.

The Graffe by Scirocco
Originally featured in Azure Magazine the Graffe caught our attention. Not only functional but also fun and sleek, these heaters are made of steel pipe bent into a paper clip shape. The different finish options including chrome-plated stainless steel or colored finish that you can personalize, make this a very flexible choice for different rooms in your house including a bathroom where it can be used as a towel warmer.

The Snake by Scirocco
This design is made of stainless steel chrome-plated tube that is bent creating various forms: coil, square and rectangular. You can get them in variety of heights, widths and finishes. It looks like an abstract piece of art that you could hang in your bathroom and use for your towels at the same time. We love the dual functionality.

Archibald Towel Radiator from Bisque
The Archibald radiator was a winning design in the 'Radical Radiators of the Future', a competition run by Bisque, UK radiator company, and designboom.com. It was designed by Leo Salzedo, a 30 year old designer from Italy. The Archibald features a familiar shape of clothes hanger in chrome finish which makes it perfect for towels or clothes. The simple elegant aesthetics would make this a great towel radiator for a bathroom or even kitchen. It provides room heat as well.

Photos: archiportale.com & Bisque

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