Friday, 21 December 2012

On the Wall!


A picture of the 'Deco Delight' radiator cover after installation.

It looks stunning! 

If you would like to make a feature of your radiators email me for a chat.




Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Deco Delight!

Art Deco Radiator Cover


The latest design from the workshop!

Decoupaged radiator cover in Deco Delight fabric.

Now we can coordinate your radiator with your soft furnishings!

Want to learn more?  Contact me via email

Sunday, 28 October 2012

New Photos Old Covers

Oak Radiator Cover

The first question I am asked about my radiator covers is "Do they warp with the heat?"

"No."

These first two pictures taken today are of radiator covers that were install over 16 months ago.  They are looking as good as the day they left the workshop!



A close up of the oak radiator cover.


Ash Radiator Cover

Wood & Form is over for another year and the ash (with oak end panels) radiator cover is back on the wall.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Let there be light!


Table lamps with a Art Deco feel.


This one is specially designed to fit on narrow mantelpieces and console tables with its semi-circular oak base and half-moon lampshade. 



The shade is hand-made in silk tafetta and trimmed with the same vintage Rennie Mackintosh design fabric on the base.

The lamps will be on display at Wood & Form 2012 if you would like more information contact me. 

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Exhibition Piece


I bought a new camera today. So I took the opportunity to take a picture of one of my radiator covers, this one is in ash. This particular cover will be on display at Wood & Form 2012 in Canterbury.  For more details visit www.woodform.org.uk

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Big Blue Coffee Table


A fresh design from the workshop. 


I liked the look of this fabric so much that I just had to produce a piece of furniture to show it off.  Many more fabric and timber designs in the pipe line!

If you would like to know more contact me via my website www.jasonmuteham.com 


Saturday, 8 September 2012

More Decoupage Inspired Furniture.


A lamp table? Small side table? Plant stand?



Vintage fabric from abbeychic.com


Look out for another fabric combination later this week.  If you are interested in commissioning a piece with your own choice of fabric let me know.


Also due very soon, a colourful coffee table design. 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Decoupage with a twist!


The art of decoupage and furniture is not new. Although decoupage is usually used to give a new lease of life to a tired piece of furniture. I thought that integrating decoupage techniques in to the original furniture design would open up some exciting possibilities.  


More hybrid furniture designs to  follow in the coming months.


Contact me if you would like to know more or have a project in mind. 



Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Pop-up Department Store


If you are in the Faversham area and would like to see some of my covers or furniture in the flesh then come along to Genuine Originals.  Once a month until Christmas there will be a pop-up department store in the Alexander Centre.  I will be at all the events except October's when I will in Canterbury for the WoodForm 2012 exhibition. 



Sunday, 3 June 2012

Good Design v Bad Design

.........or my award winning covers v traditional radiator covers.

First off lets define what we mean by a traditional style radiator cover, basically a MDF box with a grille of some sort at the front. Still not sure? A Google image search will produce hundreds of examples, every 'man and his dog' seems to make or sell them. The idea is that the box hides the radiator, the warmth radiates out of the grill, you gain a shelf and they are cheap to buy, so far so good.

But is that the whole story? Well, no. Time for some design.

What is good design? In my opinion good design elegantly solves a problem or in other words it works and looks great.

So what is the problem we are trying to solve? In a nutshell, to hide the ugly radiator without seriously effecting the heating performance.

A traditional cover will hide a radiator, it is however debatable if they are visually more appealing that the offending radiator. What about the effect on the heating performance? This is where is gets interesting.

Modern radiators (the standard white ones most people have) despite their name mostly work by convection. Simply put, convection is cold air in at the bottom of the radiator and hot air out of the top, the hot air circulates around the room before cooling, falling to floor level where the cycle starts again. The fixed shelf on top of a traditional cover stops the convection cycle, the performance of your radiator has now been seriously impaired.

So, what about my award winning radiator covers? Firstly my covers are open at the bottom and allow the hot air directly out of the top, the convection cycle is not interrupted and your radiators work as designed. Do they look good? I like to think so, but you be the judge!


Finally the issue of cost.  You can buy a traditional style cover very cheaply, however the associated reduced performance of the radiators will mean running your heating system longer to warm a room.

Good design may not be cheap but bad design can be expensive!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Hall Table Design




A new design from the workshop.


Slab Hall Table


This design will be available in a selection of timber options.



Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

Customers Covers International

A oak radiator cover

A selection of customers radiator covers, this time from a client in Sweden.

Radiator covers in oak

These radiator covers are in oak.


"The radiator covers are a complete success and they attract a lot of attention."

Monday, 26 March 2012

Painted Covers

A few pictures of radiator covers that have been ordered with a spray paint finish.

A white designer radiator cover

White is the most popular radiator cover colour.

A Silver Radiator Cover

This silver one looks fantastic! (click the pics for a larger image.)

Professional spraying does add to the cost, but will result in a great finish.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Jacked!

A radiator cover with a painted Union Jack Flag.
A sneaky preview!

jacked!

Launching at Grand Designs Live Excel 2012, 5-13 May

A special edition radiator cover.

Designed and Made in Britain.

Grand Designs Live 2011 saw the launch of the 'Ready to Paint' version of Jason's award winning radiator cover. At this years Grand Designs Live exhibition the 'Jacked!' cover will be launched. 

Bright, bold and visually stunning. Don't just hide your ugly radiators, turn them into art! 

Saturday, 17 March 2012

'Ready to Paint' Covers


I recently realised that I did not have a picture of my 'Ready to Paint' radiator cover in it's natural unpainted state.  So here we go!  As you can see it looks exactly the same as the timber covers except it's made from MDF. MDF is the perfect substrate for painting, flat and smooth and takes paint very well (don't forget the priming coat first!).

If you don't fancy painting the cover yourself then I do offer a spraying service. I use a local spray shop and the end result is truly excellent. Look out for posts in the coming weeks featuring painted covers. 

Saturday, 3 March 2012

A radiator cover that's a bit special!


Now this radiator cover is a bit special. It is a combination of ash and oak and produces a lovely subtle stripe effect. My radiator cover design is perfect for this mix and match approach and I have just been waiting for the opportunity to try it out.  My clients are great, thank you!

And the client says

'We are delighted'

If you would like something similar just ask!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Grand Designs Live 2012

Stand E40

If you would like to see my radiator covers up close and personal then Grand Designs Live, London Excel is the exhibition to visit.  This is the only major UK show that I exhibit a range of covers at.  This year the show runs 5 - 13 May 2012. More details at www.granddesignslive.com


The stand is not really large enough for my furniture, although I do usually have a few pictures on the walls of recent pieces.  If you would like to see my furniture then check the news section of my website for up coming exhibitions www.jasonmuteham.com


The painted version of my radiator cover design was launched last year.  This year I am planning something special for the painted covers.



More Customer's Covers

I really look forward to the pictures my customers send of their covers and here is another selection.  As with all my covers these have been installed by the customer, they are really easy to fit!


Wall mounted cover in oak.


Floor standing in oak.


Another floor standing oak cover.

Floor standing again but this time in ash.

As much as I look forward to the pictures it's the customer comments that make my day!

"We found Jason in Grand Designs magazine and found him to be prompt and receptive to our enquiry. We originally ordered two covers and were so pleased with them that we ordered another three and could only wish that we had more radiators that could be graced with these excellent covers. Not only are they beautiful and a tribute to Jason as a craftsman, but the process from ordering through to collection was a pleasure. We cannot give enough praise."

"It fits perfectly and looks stunning. Thank you once again"

"Everyone who's seen them think they are fabulous."