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This Gorgeous Sheet of Glass Is Actually an Expensive as Hell Radiator

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I won't fault anyone for spending $3,640 on this radiator because it looks so flipping cool. Called the Matières à Chaud (Hot Matters) and designed by 5.5 Designers in Paris, its sheet of glass (only half an inch thick!) uses Quantum Glass to heat the room up.

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Quantum Glass, eh? Sounds fancy. And it sort of is! Quantum Glass, as 5.5 Designers describes it, is a thin metal coating which is inside the glass sheet and emits infrared rays when turned on. According to Co.design: "the infrared rays then emit heat that's roughly equivalent to that radiated by the sun and can be controlled with a thermostat or a digital controller."

The thing is pure sex, like a minimalist garden sprouting in your living room. [Saazs via Co.design]

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poisonborz
poisonborz

Infrared radiators are sort-of common in Europe, most of them uses cheap nighttime electricity. One (slightly larger, wall-mounted-lamp-looking) emitter is usually enough for one room, but its friggin expensive. The downside is that it wont heat up everything: (as far as I know) only organic material. Eg. you'll feel warm, but you will lay into a cold bed at night.