hot holes by stuart wood from uk
designer's own words:
‘Hot Holes’ adds form to the radiator.
The radiator is a necessary and ubiquitous piece of indoor furniture that usually merely attempts to provide one function, to provide heat, whilst paying little attention to the three-dimensional and tactile possibilities. Often they are industrial looking forms hanging from the walls of a room, making little or no relationship to human form or scale, claiming no real identity.
A radiator is much more than a device to provide ambient heating to a room; it has an emotional connection to its inhabitants. From warming hands on cold day, to drying rows of socks, it is more than just a machine for providing heat.
The ‘Hot Holes’ range draws upon visual influences of organic structures to provide soft, cast metal, forms that can be expanded upon to make any size or shape of design possible-a family of objects with a distinct identity and familial relationship to one another. It provides forms that invite the hands to touch and the eyes to view.