Did you know that the average person breathes in the equivalent of 13 pints of air every minute? Air quality is an obvious factor of good health but it often goes unnoticed (see what we did there?). That’s why we’re a fan of Fabian Zeijler’s graduation projects, Momentum and Pūrificātum. Zeijler, who hails from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, designed these two products in an effort to raise awareness to this invisible health topic (okay, we’ll stop).
Momentum is a trio of aerometers that help regulate and maintain the quality of the air around you. The pale blue teardrop addresses humidity, the white half-sphere addresses ventilation, and the matte black disc addresses particulate matter. When these objects detect poor air quality, they will quietly and subtly rotate, an intentional design decision made to mirror the trio’s subdued elegance. A modest induction plate is used to charge Momentum and keeps with the design’s minimalist aesthetic.
Once Momentum starts rotating, you can solve the trio of issues in a variety of ways: increase ventilation by opening windows to replace contaminated air; evaporating water to solve low humidity; and using Zeijler’s second project, Pūrificātum, to address particulate matter.
Pūrificātum is a rotatable personal air purifier that seeks to improve comfort and health. The purifier is available in two heights (a desktop version and a taller, standing version), and also doubles as a lamp with two lighting options. A cool white light promotes focus and productivity while a warmer white light aids in creating a relaxing atmosphere.
Check out the video below to see both products in action:
Photography by Lisa Klappe.