Andrea Air-Filter, a collaboration
between industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur and Harvard professor David
Edwards, is an environmental purifier that uses the air-cleansing powers
of plants to remove the toxic gases of indoor air and pumps out clean O2.
Easy to see why it won the Popular Science, Best Invention Award. It does not collect pollutants
rather actually eliminates pollution through the plant’s natural metabolic
activity which performs a biochemical transformation of waste. Any house
plant may be used in conjunction with the ANDREA Air Filter to absorb and metabolize
noxious chemicals, but the best performing varieties include: Spath or peace
lily, Red-edged dragon tree, Spider plant and Aloe Vera. Gotta love the power of nature.
The once dubbed
Bel-Air air purifier was talked about two years ago in its prototype stage is
now available for purchase. They say it is reminiscent of space age
design. I think most modern eco-friendly consumers will think it is
not a moment too soon for 2010.
Available for purchase at Andrea.com.
Have an infinitely modern day! And Happy New Year!