kangeri nomadic radiator by satyendra pakhale
(above) photo by tiziano rossi, italy
all images courtesy of satyendra pakhalé

 

 

 

 

satyendra pakhalé and tubes radiatori have collaborated on the design of ‘kangeri nomadic radiator’, a mobile unit that can be moved freely through a domestic or office setting, immediately creating a comfortable zone of warmth. available in both white and black, the heating device’s main body is made from aluminum and features a platform crafted from oak wood at its top, which is integrated as a handle. its namesake makes a cultural reference to the personal radiator used for centuries in northern india called a ‘kanger’ — a pot filled with hot embers kept by kashmiri people beneath their traditional clothing to keep warm. a legend describes that the object actually originated from italy and traveled to kashmir; to celebrate this cultural connection, the name has become ‘kangeri’.

 

pakhalé envisions a product that not only addresses functionality but also evokes symbolic meanings and sensorial qualities to enhance our embodied relationship with the objects surrounding us. ‘my curiosity led me to create a contemporary object for warming up the space closely surrounding the user that applies the technology of today and brings back poetic imagination to an object of utility‘, pakhalé explains.

 


kangeri nomadic radiator
video courtesy of satyendra pakhalé associates

 

satyendra pakhale kangeri nomadic radiator
the nomadic radiator in white
photo by tiziano rossi, italy

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the mobile unit in white
photo by tiziano rossi, italy

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‘kangeri’ from above in black
photo by tiziano rossi, italy

satyendra pakhale kangeri nomadic radiator
from the side, the black aluminum frame is glossy, reflecting its surroundings
photo by tiziano rossi, italy

satyendra pakhale kangeri nomadic radiator
an oak wood platform at the top acts as a handle
photo by tiziano rossi, italy

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the handle of the radiator in use
photo by halina sikora, czech republic