The perfect mix of design and functionality
When P.F. Chang’s guests are greeted at the entrance to the restaurants by 11 ft. tall horses modeled on originals from the Forbidden City in China, it’s clear they will be getting a unique dining experience. Given this focus on distinctive design coupled with a high energy environment, it’s not surprising then that the owners would want heating products that would enhance the distinctive atmosphere of their establishments, but also provide an efficient heating solution that would deliver the best results for the lowest output.
Not content with the old, typical models that had been saturating the market for years, P.F. Chang’s Head of Design, Rob Dahlgren, was given the task of finding a new kind of outdoor heater for the chain of restaurants. Intent on finding a product that went above and beyond the conventional ideas of what an outdoor heater could be, Rob was introduced to Bromic Heating’s Platinum Smart-Heat Gas models and was immediately floored by what he said were its “sleek looks, like nothing [he] had ever seen before”.
The appeal of gas heaters lies in their ability to deliver quick, efficient and comparatively inexpensive warmth. The Platinum Smart-Heat Gas models deliver unparalleled efficiency on these counts compared to older patio heaters. These features are complimented by a brushed stainless steel finish with a translucent ceramic face that protects the burners from windy conditions (up to 18km/h) and creates even levels of heat distribution. These models are ideal for design-conscious commercial environments.
When the decision then had to be made on an outdoor heating solution for P.F. Chang’s in Irvine, California, the choice was simple for Rob Dahlgren. He selected nine 500-Series heaters from Bromic’s Platinum Smart-Heat range, describing the decision as “thinking about the design of the heater rather than just the utilitarian purpose of it”. For Rob and P.F. Chang’s, the Platinum Smart-Heat range proved to be the benchmark for outdoor heating, with their stylish looks and efficient performance creating an environmentally friendly product that delivered the perfect mix of design and functionality.