Thanks to some of the Milan Furniture Fair coverage, I was recently reminded of this gorgeous radiator design by Joris Laarman.  The radiator was Laarman's graduate project at the Design Academy Eindhoven back in 2003. It's made out of tubing, similar to that found in floor heating, cast with glass fiber reinforced concrete.  The large amount of surface area on this radiator makes it highly effective at dispersing heat.  That, and it's not your regular eyesore of a radiator.  Laarman website describes that he is "searching for ornamental but somehow necessary form" and wants to "demonstrate that functionalists are also sinners of styling, and that soberness is not always more functional than highly decorative form".