Toronto homes are full of radiator heating but many renovations are pulling them out and quite often they are shattered with a sledgehammer to become landfill. We are taking these heavy beasts and with selective cutting and appropriate hardware we are reusing these cast iron beauties as supports for shelving. Some unique radiators from the turn of the century show symbols and decorations of past workmanship that will never be seen again unless they are given new life as unique furniture. We are also using them as legs for desks, tables and benches.
REPURPOSED RADIATOR SHELVING SHOWN HERE AT THE INTERGALACTIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY
Used to display the planetary sample collection along with other collectible toys and games in the unconventional interior of this children’s writing-centre in Bloordale, Toronto. The radiator below works in the winter, the dividers for the shelves were cut out of a radiator taken out of the building. The solid douglas fir shelves are naturally coloured with hemp oil and are from a manufacturing plant that was demolished 2.4 kilometres from the ITA.