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13 Nov 2014
Vintage Peerless radiators for an art gallery
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by paula

A few weeks ago, we were asked to come up with a heating solution for a new project in the city of Ghent, Belgium. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the city, find out that Ghent is the capital and the largest city of the East Flanders. Moreover, Ghent is a historic city where old buildings and new ones blend together in a great way that resembles both elegance and modernism.

The project we took part of is a 13th century basement that will soon become an art gallery. With this in mind, we thought we needed something that would be vintage enough to fit in that period but still stylish enough to be attractive for the contemporary era. Our vintage radiator stock contains many beautiful cast iron radiators so at first it was a little hard to decide which model would work better for the art gallery. However, we decided to go with the vintage Peerless three column in dark grey.

Peerless is simple, elegant and heat efficient which made it perfect for use in this case. This model was originally manufactured by the American Radiator Company, between 1900 and 1928 and was mostly used in institutional buildings such as schools and hospitals. There are no details or motifs on the top of the radiator so a clean and neat surface is unveiled. Because of this, Peerless is easy to clean and repaint, which again made it perfect for the art gallery.

We are happy to have been part of such a nice project and we are looking forward to the grand opening. Below are some pictures we took at the delivery.