Most air purifiers in the market utilize costly filters that need to be replaced and changed every so often to maintain their performance. This directly translates into extra cash spent on maintenance as well as an unhealthy addition to the world’s rubbish woes. The Air Washer concept from South Korean designer Sun-J Vang looks to eliminate these very hidden costs via a new air purifier design concept that uses water as its main means of air filtration.
The air washer comes with a semi-permanent disk that humidifies indoor air while cleaning the air of impurities and germs. Since the process is entirely water based, the chances of mold developing on the filter are also minimized. The left over water from the air washer can further be used to water indoor plants, thus maximizing water resources as well as doubling the indoor air quality via the machine as well as the plant. And since the roots of the plant help in the purification of the water also, the machine further increases its benefits. The concept also serves as a handy way to include nature into your decor without having to worry too much about watering your plants everyday.