It’s easy for the team here at the Designer Radiator Showroom to get caught up in the idea that everyone already knows what designer radiators are, but it’s quite often the case that our customers come to us to see them for the very first time.


The astonished looks we see day-in day-out here in our Lancashire showroom should remind us of that fact, but we often get caught up in the wonderment and revelry ourselves.


So, if you would like to find out about what a designer radiator really is then join us today at DRS.




Designer radiators have existed for a long time, ever since Jakob Zehnder made the brave move from motorcycle manufacture into the field of radiators, creating the basic design which would become the Zehnder Charleston, and begin the world’s obsession with the steel multicolumn design.


The real revolution of designer radiators came in the 70s, 80s and 90s with new, bold manufacturers testing the waters with styles never even dreamed of before then. Now, people are becoming more and more aware that the standard, ridge-fronted panel radiator isn’t the only thing available, and doesn’t have to be put up with…



Moving away from the basic style, manufacturers started exploring tubes and individual flat panels, and started exploring new powder coating colours and materials like aluminium and stainless steel. One of the most important leaps was the oval shaped tube. So popular was this elliptical profile that it became the staple tube for almost every manufacturer in the industry.


From this, great designer radiators like the DQ Cove Towel Rail and the Reina Neva have been created. The Reina Neva is now one of the most versatile models on the market, boasting high heat outputs, reliable quality and low prices, making it the bread-and-butter designer radiator for the industry.



This is an industry on the move, and with the Designer Radiator Showroom naturally you are well set to be kept updated with the latest designer radiators and inspirations. As this market continues to develop, expect to see more of the likes of the Aeon Ecstacy and the Bisque Archibald.



Don’t miss out, keep an eye on our blog and make sure to like out Facebook page, follow our Twitter and Instagram.