Kitzbühel | Issue 48 | Winter 2020 Text: Klaus Dörre
An old standby: heat radiators. Often bothersome, frequently hidden dust-catchers. The way TUBES redefines and redesigns them from the ground up, is downright ingenious.
Astro, Design Luca Nichetto
Tubes transforms heat radiators into attractive design objects, functional everyday works of art which enrich every ambience and define rooms architecturally anew by adding sculptural elements. In this process, Tubes sets high stakes in innovation (and has from the start) along with an intensive development-oriented and dynamic approach to the product. One additional thing that helps: they collaborate with internationally renowned designers.
towel warmer Scaletta, Design Elisa Giovannoni
Just how spectacular the results of this development process can turn out to be is demonstrated by the fact that Tubes products in the interim have been awarded international designing prizes, e.g. the Red Dot Award, Compasso d’Oro ADI, iF Design Award, Wallpaper* Design Awards, to name a few. And the whipped cream on the cake: they have been adopted into the collections of important museums, e.g. the Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. These products were not awarded merely for their design, but also because they manifest a strong and independent personality as elements of interior architecture, permitting both individual possibilities of designing spaces anew and assembling compositions by modular pieces.
Radiator Step-by-Step, Design Alberto Meda
Tubes Radiatori has numbered for a long time among the pioneers of design, knowledge, progress and absolute top quality, a synonym of warmth and heating Made in Italy. As a result of an encounter with Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, “Elements” was the upshot – a collection of significant sculptural value. In 2018 the collection known as Plug&Play was presented, a truly unique
range of products in the market sector of electric designer heating elements.
Eve, Design Ludovica & Roberto Palomba