About Us

Eskimo – Beautiful designer radiators and towel rails. Created by a bunch of designers and engineers, at our Bristol studio – Made by our skilled manufacturing team, at our Eskimo factory in Birmingham, England.

Eskimo was born and bred in North London, in the Spring of 2001. So we’ve been around for a bit. Founded by Phil Ward, he’s still about, the Company’s original ethos remains – passionately dedicated to saving the world from the ugly and impractical saboteurs of interior design. Leading in beautiful radiator aesthetics - clean lines and unique surface finishes. Whilst remembering the purpose of the products. Good looking, high-performance radiators & rails.
Nowadays we are also dedicated to product design & innovation that will warm our spaces without warming the planet.
Functional design doesn’t have to be ugly.

We have a small, but very talented and experienced team. This means that throughout the entire journey of your purchase, and beyond, you have our undivided attention (to detail). And it’s all done in the UK, so you can feel good about your Global Footprint.

We love a good natter, so call us on +44 (0)207 117 0110. We are actual humans that really like other humans, so we’ll be very happy to help you. You can also drop us a line at hello@eskimodesign.co.uk.


So why are we called Eskimo? It’s a slightly convoluted tale of family, music, second chances, and the brilliance of a name. The turn of the 21st century was a great time for music. It was also a great time for radiators. Back then the founder of Eskimo, Phil Ward, was involved in both, simultaneously DJ’ing, running a record label and running the family engineering business whilst the concept of making radiators that also looked good was just a twinkle in his youthful eyes.

Around that time Phil’s brother Mike had just ended his association with his music management company after their headline act – Esqimeau, flushed with the early success of a single decent record, had rested on their meager laurels, neglecting to write any further music, so consigning them to the capacious dustbin of musical history. As Phil’s radiator design business took off he was hunting for a name with abstract associations to hot and cold, but most importantly, to graphical eyes at least, a name that looked good in print. A logotype with an alluring typographical form and a brand name that rolled off of the tongue. Subsequently, Eskimo was kindly passed on through the Ward family, proving once and for all that every name deserves a second chance.

We then needed an explanatory companion in the form of a strapline. Immediately describing what we do whilst reflecting our Company tonality. LOVE MAKING HEAT has a dual message that is still adored today. Eskimo really DO love making heat, that’s what we do from the design of our heating products of course. Additionally, our heat outputs are so joyously high, that one can happily become naked in the name of love.

In 2002, in their New Year’s round-up of the previous year – the Guardian described Eskimo’s arrival as “the year radiators finally became cool” – never has a truer word been spoken.