activated carbon air purifier / free-standing / indoor
PLUG&PLAY: ASTRO by Luca Nichetto
Heat and air, two primary needs for the human being, represent the essence of this object, which contains the technology required to independently perform two functions: heating and purifying.
Versatility is the key word of this project, both in terms of shape and use. Thanks to its simple, minimal and slightly retro design, Astro can be positioned anywhere in the house or in the office, while its double function makes it suitable for use at any time of the year, even during the hot months when heating is not required but you want a clean environment with purified air.
The on and off functions, as well as the heat intensity, can be adjusted thanks to touch controls set on the structure, or through an application for Android and IOS via Wi-Fi.
The purification function is permitted by an active carbon F7 filter. The filter cleans the air (with 85%-95% efficiency for particles up to 1 micron) purifying the environment almost completely from pollen, bacteria, mould and spores, for example. The active carbon added to the filter works to capture odours with almost 98% efficiency and eliminates anything that can spoil the freshness of the air. Cigarette smoke, smells from the kitchen or from unventilated rooms are absorbed and neutralised, improving the quality of the air.