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Celebrating the Bisque Classic

October 22nd, 2020

It’s no secret that our Classic model receives a lot of attention and is fondly referred to as ‘the iconic old-school style radiator’. It has enduring appeal and great heat output, making it the model of choice for architects and designers alike.

Thanks to its timeless shape and impressive range of finishes and colours, it is the perfectly versatile companion to many different interior styles. From contemporary Scandi cool, to traditional period homes, the Classic is always a strong contender.

In addition to thirty-eight stock sizes, at Bisque we also offer a vast range of bespoke sizes and options and we can even colour match to popular paint brands such as Farrow & Ball and Little Greene. Top that off with a stunning range of valves to choose from, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for individual and unique rads.

To celebrate the Classic we take a look back at some of our favourite interiors projects that showcase this iconic and timeless radiator.

A couple of years back we helped design duo, 2LG Studio, bring their recently purchased London pad bang up to date with their delightfully designed kitchen. In true 2LG Studio style, the kitchen focuses on curved motifs and scallop-edge doors to rounded cupboards and orb pendant lighting. A romantic hue of baby pink acts as the main colourscheme, which perfectly compliments the soft shapes throughout. Our vertical Classic rad is colour-matched to perfection with Myland’s Rose Theatre paint and elegantly sits in a spot right next to the bright pink scalop-edged doorway.

Another glorious kitchen update that features our Classic rad comes from the UK’s resident fashionista Victoria Magrath, aka In The Frow. With a shaker style kitchen that’s bold on colour, Victoria knew that she’d have to go for a statement radiator for additional wow factor.

A Gold-Look Glossy Classic ties in perfectly with the stunning West Elm bar stools and bright blue Coeur kitchen. The Classic is always a popular model thanks to its enduring appeal and fantastic heat output; plus, it looks just as at home in contemporary styles as it does within more traditional interiors, with Victoria’s kitchen being a perfect blend of the two. This glossy gold finish is a super alternative to conventional metallic finishes, such as silver and black, adding glamour and charm to any space.

From glamour, to industrial. Last year we had the pleasure of working with Warehouse Home to create an exciting series of videos on how to heat your home (which you can check out on our IGTV on Instagram). Working alongside founder, Sophie Bush, we explored how to heat different areas of your house and which colours and finishes are best suited to different interior features. The Classic rad made an appearance in the industrial interiors episode and was primed as the perfect option to place under windows or in smaller tricky spaces thanks to the bespoke made-to-measure options we have available. The Lacquered Bare Metal finish is also a real winner for industrial homes with its exposed welded marks giving it a toughened look that makes it completely unique – and fabulous when paired with exposed brick walls!

And if you think the Lacquered Bare Metal finish is resigned for industrial interiors only, you’re mistaken. Another excellent example of the Classic’s versatility is seen in this charming Sonning property owned by Victoria, founder of Little Red PR, who has injected her personality throughout. The period property is complete with its own quirks, along with awkward nooks and crannies that are just perfect for  our Classic rads. The Bare Metal finish juxtaposes with the classic cottage interiors in a way that adds interest and edge.

An exquisitely designed home in Prestbury, Cheshire, is a further period property that has taken advantage of the breadth of options available with the Classic model. With high ceilings, dramatic windows and an elegantly sophisticated colour palette, this home makes an ideal backdrop to our timeless classic design. The living area is the space that best showcases our most popular style. Fitting snuggly under a large window, the bottle green rad is the product of Bisque’s colour service. The rich green shade coupled with brass valves creates a striking look against the soft grey of the walls. A perfect example of how your radiator can contribute to the design of the room, rather than simply being an afterthought.


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