René Coulon Radiaver light, 1937Ref: 000312
The Radiaver used to be a radiator with a light in the base. It was designed by the French architect René Coulon for the famous Saint Gobain French glass manufacturer for the Industrial Exhibition in Paris in 1937. The system of heating running through the metal stripes in the top part was a revolutionary invention. They were produced until 1952 and a couple are exhibited in museums like the Centre Pompidou and the Smithsonian Institute.
It is made of two tempered glass plates and a magnificent thick molded glass base where the light has been replaced, fitted with a new bulb holder and wire. The radiator does not function anymore. There are two little steel rings at the top to move it.
A magnificent and unique statement piece which would fit in both period and modern interiors.
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