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Radiator, Heatwave

This is a Radiator. It was designed by Joris Laarman Lab.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Joris Laarman as part of Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

It is dated 2004. Its medium is cast polyconcrete.

Laarman's Rococo-inspired Heatwave radiator consists of modular units cast from reinforced concrete. Disputing the modernist correlation between functionality and streamlined forms, Laarman asserts that high decoration can foster increased function: ͞A radiator needs a large surface to give its heat to the air. The more decoration a radiator has, the better it works.͟

It is credited Courtesy of Joris Laarman Lab.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 130 × 220 × 10 cm (51 3/16 in. × 7 ft. 2 5/8 in. × 3 15/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

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