Coming Clean

Modern Decor

It’s hard to justify getting excited about an air purifier, but when it looks like this, maybe we’re allowed. Blueair, makers of air purifiers, introduced its Sense model last year to universal acclaim, and no wonder. Designed by the Swedish architectural firm Claesson Koivisto Rune, Sense boasted an exceptionally pure form that seemed the ideal physical expression of its cleansing function.

Last night another official exclamation mark was added to all that praise (it’s already cleaned up, so to speak, at a number of international prizes), with the announcement that Sense has been awarded a Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ award, the prestigious, annual German design award which recognizes excellence in product design.

Claesson Koivisto Rune’s solution includes motion-sensitive controls that respond to a swipe, legs that turn into handles for easy portability, and a superior, silent, filtration system that removes 99.7% of unwanted air particles ; all that, and a sexy recycled glass and steel body, too. Excellent, indeed.

Photos: Claesson Koivisto Rune

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