The plume of air-borne ash that recently grounded even the jet set for days in Northern Europe reminded us all that air space is our common heritage, precious and fragile… On the domestic scale, the air that we share where we live and work, that we breathe in and out together, is an essential component of our environment – no longer intangible and to be taken for granted. The cleaning of air has to be made patent. TLV in partnership with Philips and Ahlstrom was quick to respond to this trend with a plug-in air purifier – PLAIN AIR – designed by Patrick Norguet.
Care in meeting the requirements of both professionals and private people is reflected in the design of the unit. TLV hired Patrick Norguet to give form to the technical qualities of the air purifier, and the designer has made a perfect response. Organic and precise in its resolution, PLAIN AIR breathes efficiency. It is an artificial and yet sensual air vent that may remind some people of the Origin of the world, and that fits easily into any type of interior.