Byobu is the new radiator by Antrax IT resulting from the creativity of Marc Sadler, a designer radiator which in its name, silhouettes and ‘movement’ draws its inspiration from typical Japanese decorative folding screens, suggesting unprecedented interpretations to heat contemporary interiors.
Marc Sadler designed Byobu as the ideal combination of innovation and technology, capable of reinterpreting the traditional wall-mounted designer radiator and turning it into a dynamic, versatile item of interior décor that can be adapted to suit the specific needs of its intended surroundings.
Byobu goes beyond its ‘natural function’, the one for which it was created, and its concept is embellished with new meanings: indeed, conceived to diffuse heat into its surroundings, the radiator fills the space and distinguishes it, turning into a decorative element that ‘creates movement’ in the room, making it more personal and authentic.
Byobu is made of recyclable aluminium, with the heating body comprising two slim, square-shaped components, with a clean-cut, linear appearance, which move by swivelling around a central pin, taking on various, surprising shapes. The two heating panels can be positioned both on the right, or both on the left, to form a single large panel, or facing one another. When installed in a bathroom or wellness space, Byobu can be used as a heated towel rail.
Byobu is also fitted with an additional accessory, the ‘momoko’, which means ‘small peach’ in Japanese, in other words a hook to be secured to the wall, either on its own or in series, to hang towels or bathrobes on.
Produced to run on water as well as on electricity and in the 170×38 cm size, Byobu is also available in the version with a single large heating panel, which confirms the same principle of movement as the two-‘leaf’ version. In all versions, this radiator minimises consumption levels and is quickly fully operational, guaranteeing superior heat output and maximum comfort.
Byobu can be coated with one of the many colour finishes available in the Antrax IT catalogue, making it popular for both its practical and its styling function. Its distinguishing features in fact make it an item of interior décor capable of bringing added value and ‘movement’ to the setting, whether a living room or a bathroom, and of customising it.