Eskimo Pop Art


£3,650.00 £6,072.00




Eskimo Pop Art Designer Radiator

At Eskimo we’re known for our stunning finishes and our radiators are often referred to as pieces of functional art or art radiators, because our hidden valve mechanism allows a finish to hang uninterrupted.

So we thought, how about we take that nice reference as our first point of design? But even with some of our most exciting finishes i.e Gong, Rusty or Supermirror, their presence can still be quiet, blending beautifully with the interior styling cues that surround the radiators.

So we thought, why don’t we get a little loud on this occasion? The danger with designing a technologically robust radiator as a ‘piece of art’ though, is that you could take this literally and create something terribly tacky, diluting the point of innovation and, importantly, ending up with something that is just a little short of originality.

ART RADIATORS

When you are product designers and engineers in the radiator market, one of the most difficult things to achieve is new ideas. And even when you’ve finally had a new idea, you want it to inspire and cause joy. Excitement if you’re lucky and if you’ve really got it right, everybody wants one.

At Eskimo we’re known for our clean lines and stunning finishes. However, even with our most exciting finishes, their presence can still be quiet, blending beautifully with the interior styling cues that surround the radiators. So we thought, why don’t we get a little loud on this occasion? Our radiators are also often referred to as pieces of functional art because our hidden valve mechanism allows a finish to hang uninterrupted. So we thought, how about we take that nice reference as our first point of design? The danger with designing a technologically robust radiator as a ‘piece of art’ though, is that you could take this literally and create something terribly tacky, diluting the point of innovation and, importantly, ending up with something that is just a little short of originality.

So with our ‘arty farty’ jaunty hats on, just as Warhol collaborated with Basquiat and Pollock collaborated with Beaton – Eskimo collaborated with Mirrl.

Mirrl’s origins are in Japan. Co-founder Simon Harlow lived and worked there over fifteen years ago and during that period he came across heirloom objects decorated with an exquisite pattern. He began to look into the origins of the decorative style and discovered it was made using an increasingly rare six hundred year old technique called Tsugaru Nuri. Having seen what the Japanese laquer artists could achieve, he started to try out different techniques back home in Glasgow using resin and colour. After considerable experimentation he created the surface pattern, Mirrl. A solid surface material, hand crafted and using unique organic patterns with multiple colourways. Different usages, techniques and thicknesses have been developed over time to arrive at the optimum material. With great care and using local skills and talents Mirrl’s workshop is a hub of movement, sound and colour. The skilled process involves producing multiple patterned layers of tinted resin in different tones or colours on to birch plywood. It takes time, patience and skill to make each unique piece. 

What we initially liked about Mirrl was Simon Harlow. We met him at 100% Design and his passion and talent for this decorative skill got us all excited. We are now very proud to call Simon and the skilled Mirrl team, another of our ‘Eskimo Experts’. We really loved some of the examples of where their eight nature inspired colours came from; Blaven – a black/dark grey taken from the gabbro rock that forms the Black Cuillin on Skye; Atlantic, a dark azure blue/metallic golden grey reflecting the colours of the stormy north Atlantic; and Usnic, a golden yellow/ pale mint grey/soot influenced by coastal lichen clusters. Stunning. Collaborating with a company that designs and makes radiators though has heat to consider, let alone the design association. But Mirrl is durable and very adaptable and what was also clear, is that Mirrl and Eskimo were on the same design wavelength.

The result of this design collaboration, is Eskimo’s Outline radiator, in Mirrl finish POP. A pop art inspired six colour resin surface bursting with lemon yellow, navy blue, baby pink, white, post box red, and tangerine orange. It’s so incredibly tactile to touch, very silky yet matt. To view, the colourful patterns change in their formation across every inch of the surface.

Our Warhol pop art / Pollock’s gestural abstraction dream, had come true in the form of a radiator that was now a piece of art. Not a tacky copy. Not a print. A beautifully created piece of functional art.

 

 

So with our ‘arty farty’ jaunty hats on, just as Warhol collaborated with Basquiat and Pollock collaborated with Beaton – Eskimo collaborated with Mirrl.

POP is a pop art-inspired six colour resin surface. Designed and created as a piece of functional, heated ART. Bursting with lemon yellow, navy blue, baby pink, white, post box red, and tangerine orange.

We also have 3 further Pop Art inspired creations for 2021; Atlantic – Balearic blue/gold, Cosmos – Black/yellow/pink/red/blue and Milky Way – White/blue/cartoon colours

 

CARE & MAINTENANCE


―  Avoid moving or sliding hard edged objects across all Mirrl surfaces.
―  Avoid harsh chemicals such as; Acetone, Ethanol, drain cleaners and paint removers, as these will damage the material.
―  Some cleaning products contain acids, such as methyl chloride or acetone. Check the manufacturer’s label as these should not be used on Mirrl surfaces. Should one of these products come into contact with the surface, you should rinse the affected area immediately with soapy water to prevent any damage or discolouring taking place.

Cleaning & Removal of Fine Scratches

You will have specified your Mirrl surface in one of the three finish options mentioned below. Depending on the finish, you should follow the correct cleaning and renewal guidance.

Finish Cleaning Renewal

Matt

For most dirt and stains use a sort cloth with warm soapy water. For more stubborn dirt or stains use a white Scotch-Brite® pad and a non-abrasive cleaner.

To remove small scratches in the surface, sand lightly with 280 grit paper and then clean with an abrasive cleanser and a white Scotch-Brite® pad.

Satin

For most dirt and stains use a sort cloth with warm soapy water. For more stubborn dirt or stains use a white Scotch-Brite® pad and a non-abrasive cleaner.

To remove small scratches in the surface, sand lightly with 400 grit paper and then clean with a non-abrasive cleanser and a white Scotch-Brite® pad. Finish with a solid surface cleaner and protector.

Gloss

For most dirt and stains use a sort cloth with warm soapy water. For more stubborn dirt or stains use a white Scotch-Brite® pad and a non-abrasive cleaner.

To remove small scratches in the surface, sand lightly with 800 grit paper The surface must then be machine polished back to its original finish with a rotary polisher have access to this equipment, you should contact your original fabricator.

Chipping and Deep Scratches

If your Mirrl surface becomes chipped or deeply scratched through an accident it can be repaired with a colour matched resin. This work is best carried out by a professional, you should contact us to discuss this option if required.

If you notice that your Mirrl surface is looking blotchy this will likely be caused by leaving hard water to dry on the surface which can leave a trace of minerals. To avoid this always dry your surfaces after cleaning and to keep them looking at their best use a solid surface cleaner / protector such as Eagle Solid Surface Cleaner®.

 

PRICE

POP is designed & created as a piece of heated ART. The time taken and the skill involved equates to a higher price tag, as expected with beautiful interior pieces. Various sizes and orientations such as squares can be produced for you on a 10 week timeline. Prices on request.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Mirrl’s origins are in Japan. Co-founder Simon Harlow lived and worked there over fifteen years ago and during that period he came across heirloom objects decorated with an exquisite pattern. He began to look into the origins of the decorative style and discovered it was made using an increasingly rare six hundred year old technique called Tsugaru Nuri. Having seen what the Japanese laquer artists could achieve, he started to try out different techniques back home in Glasgow using resin and colour. After considerable experimentation he created the surface pattern, Mirrl. A solid surface material, hand crafted and using unique organic patterns with multiple colourways. Different usages, techniques and thicknesses have been developed over time to arrive at the optimum material. With great care and using local skills and talents Mirrl’s workshop is a hub of movement, sound and colour. The skilled process involves producing multiple patterned layers of tinted resin in different tones or colours on to birch plywood. It takes time, patience and skill to make each unique piece.

 

** VERTICAL **

Standard Version - No Hidden Valves

Height.......Width.......Depth......BTU....Watts

1824mm....454mm....106mm.....7,976.....2,338

Hinge & Bracket Version - Hidden Thermostatic Valves

Height.......Width.......Depth.....BTU....Watts

1824mm...454mm....106mm....7,410....2,172

** HORIZONTAL **

Standard Version - No Hidden Valves

Height.......Width.......Depth........BTU......Watts
1024mm...1024mm....61mm.......5,984....1,754


Hinge & Bracket Version - Hidden Thermostatic Valves

Height.......Width.......Depth........BTU......Watts
1024mm...1024mm....61mm.......5,173....1,516


BTU/Watts calculated at Delta 50.

Distance wall to front face: Shallow radiators (61mm deep) = 86mm (not including towel rail

Deep radiators (106mm deep) = 131mm (not including towel rail)

Standard - Valves Visible - Valves not included
Hinge & Bracket - Valves Hidden - Thermostatic Valves included

Please call for prices and availability of different versions

** ELECTRIC ONLY ALSO AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL FOR PRICES **

Eskimo Pop

POP - Bursting with Lemon, yellow, navy blue, baby pink, white, post box red and Tangerine orange

 

 

Eskimo Cosmos

COSMOS - Black, Yellow, Pink & Blue

 

 

Eskimo Milky Way

MILKY WAY - White, Blue & Carton Colours

 

 

Eskimo Atlantic

ATLANTIC - Baleric Blue/Gold


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We are not just an online retailer - we have a 150+ designer radiator showroom in the heart of Leeds.

Buy with confidence as we are an approved Eskimo supplier - the Eskimo Pop Art Designer Radiator comes with a 5 year manufacturers guarantee.

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Why buy the Eskimo Pop Art Designer Radiator from Hot Interiors?

* High Street Showroom
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* RADIATORS ARE MADE TO ORDER - PLEASE ALLOW 6 WORKING WEEKS APPROX 

** Prices include VAT and delivery except to Cornwall, Wales and Scotland. Please note that there is always carriage for any deliveries to Cornwall, Wales and Scotland. Please call for delivery charges **


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