It's freezing in New York, so go warm up at MAD's newest show, "Totally Rad." Rad, as in radiators. Yes, it's a show about radiators.
It's curated by Karim Rashid, and the thirty designs are (believe it) surprisingly innovative -- one stores towels (ahhhh... warm towels...) and one is a free-standing mini bamboo forest. The show's about making something functional and unobtrusive into something kind of the opposite: art. Admittedly a touchy subject in design, but one that's at least fun to look at.
The show (up through May 17) opens the museum's Design and Innovation gallery, which will focus on short-term trend shows like this one, so stay tuned.More photos, after the jump.
Honey, Manufacturer: Caleido, 2006
Rain, Manufacturer: Caleido, 2007
Bambu, Manufacturer: Deltacalor, Designer: Studio Dell'Acqua Bellavitis, 2006
Move System, Manufacturer: Deltacalor, 2006
Puzzle, Manufacturer: Runtal, Designer: Claudio Colucci
Arabesque, Manufacturer: Hellos, Designer: Ron Arad, 2006
Pellicano, Manufacturer: Caleido, 1994