Tubes Radiatori - I CHING, to create a range of graphic and form compositions
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I CHING, to create a range of graphic and form compositions

Tubes Radiatori

Industrial Design  /  Completed
Tubes Radiatori

The concept of this project took place from I Ching book's hexagrams. Single or multiple, parallel or in sequence, I Ching fits onto walls via asymmetrical attachments offering you the chance to create a range of graphic and form compositions. The desinger's purpose was to turn heating rails into an artwork, a distinctive wall design element which stands out in any space through a radical form simplification. I Ching redesigns spaces with unforeseeable compositional solutions featuring great dynamism exalted by the stylish implementation of metallic finishes.

In the choice of how to arrange the elements, the wall and the space themselves become part of a wider artwork and complementary in the creation. You can plan your own personal design experience with warmth in different spaces, finishes and colours. Horizontal or vertical arrangements, the form-finishes relationship, all this contributes to a diverse and unique approach on the interiors.
I Ching is a lightweight, minimalist, essential towel rail that can be as precious as a jewel or take the place of a painting on a wall. The relationship between the heating elements, the room containing them and the home's owner is made even more special and generates ultra-personal interpretations.

I Ching is made of 304L stainless steel and it is available in an electric version (24 volts). It can be accessorized with an on/off switch for manual use and a digital wireless thermostat (in accordance with ECOdesign standards). The product's temperature can be regulated and a weekly programme ca be activated, avoiding thus unnecessary waste of energy. The company's internal production has enabled Tubes to find a synthesis between the intentions of the design by Elisa Ossino and the technological requirements on a development and engineering level which led to the company taking out a patent for the connectors enhancing the perfection in installation.

I Ching is winner of the 2022 Archiproducts Design Award and was selected by ADI Design to be part of the 2022 ADI Design Index.

I Ching design is a new expression of the Tubes revolution in the history of radiators and it encapsulates some of the company’s key values: the pursuit of aesthetic and form innovation to its utmost, design sublimating function, obsessive attention to detail, the freedom to design radiators which are no longer recognisably such, customisation and modularity as differentiating elements.
The finishes contribute to giving rooms a distinctive personality. Polished stainless steel, satin-effect stainless steel, matt brushed black nickel, matt brushed tin, matt brushed copper, matt black (RAL 9005), matt white (RAL 9016), or painted in one of the 140 colours of the Tubes colour range. There are many options to choose from: for a more industrial, more sophisticated or more decorative look, thanks to contrasting or matching colour combinations with rooms and walls. There are also four available sizes: lengths of 53, 63, 78 and 135 and widths of 4 cm and a very thin section.

Elisa Ossino is an architect and interior designer focusing on residential and retail interiors, product design, art direction and set design. Her works combines geometrical abstraction, monochromes, metaphysical and surrealist references, giving rise to a coherent allusive relationship between space, light, and objects. Her works have been published in Italy and abroad and exhibited in prestigious locations and galleries.


 Living and Bathroom interiors - Residenziale, Hôtellerie, Uffici, Contract
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 Elisa Ossino
 Elisa Ossino Studio
 AD Studio MILO / Ph. Beppe Brancato


Tubes Radiatori stands for design, know-how, cutting-edge technology and excellence Made in Italy in the "heat" production segment. Since it was established in 1992, the brand has continued to astound and mesmerise with unusual products and ground-breaking innovations, with a perpetually changing formal language. Tubes has always been committed to shaping heat via design. Thanks to its experimental approach and to a sequence of native technical inventions, Tubes has transformed the very concept of conventional radiators: from simple technical systems on the margins of the domestic space into items of interior décor with a notable personality, stars of the interior aesthetic styling. The collaboration with important personalities on the international design panorama led the company to create important products, such as I Ching, the result of the project carried out with the designer Elisa Ossino.

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