Scaletta by Tubes wins German Design Award 2016

For the second year running, the German Design Council has recognised the originality of the radiators designed by Tubes, by awarding one of their products a German Design Award 2016. The official awards ceremony will be held in Frankfurt on 12 February.

Last year the  Agorà radiator won a Special Mention and joined a selection of products that stood out for the unusual technical and aesthetic solutions they incorporated. This year's award-winner is Scaletta, which won the Bath and Wellness category.

Recently selected for the ADI Design Index 2015, Scaletta was designed by Elisa Giovannoni and unveiled at the Salone Internazionale del Bagno 2014.

The design of Scaletta diverges considerably from the traditional concept of a radiator: "The image of a ladder resting against a wall makes you think of newness, human labour, transition and progress from low to high, while also incorporating the opposing concepts of dynamism and staticity. It is a positive icon," explains the designer.

Another of the radiator's strengths is that it's outstandingly practical. Because it doesn't really need to be installed, Scaletta is free to go anywhere in the home. Running on electricity, it is made of aluminium in a wide range of colours and two versions - one wall-mounting and one free-standing - both of which are equipped with a reel for winding in the power cable.