The Victorian age was famous for many things, not least its namesake queen. This was the era of the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of the British Empire, and many ground-breaking inventions such as the telephone and the phonograph. What is perhaps less well known is how important this period was in terms of radiator development, in particular Victorian-style radiators and towel rails.
It was towards the end of the 19th century when radiators came to be regarded as more than merely functional. How a radiator looked started to become just as important as the heat it gave off. After the ‘wilderness’ decades that followed, where plain, white panel models became the norm, Victorian-style radiators are very much back in vogue. We are seeing a huge demand for cast iron, decorative and column styles, in addition to classic towel rails. So we asked our director Stewart Double to provide his take on why this is becoming so hugely popular:
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