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Fan Heater and Air Purifier

Astro

Astro | Red Dot Design Award

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The evolution of form

Not only depending on the season and the position of the sun, the temperature and climate in indoor spaces are constantly changing. Against this backdrop, the Astro embodies an impressive reinterpretation of the functionality and aesthetics of a classic fan heater, as it also serves as an air purifier. Designed as a thermo ventilator with a small footprint, it presents itself as a furnishing element that can be positioned almost anywhere. Astro delivers heat to where it is desired or required and is capable of cleaning the air at the same time. The elements of heat and air, two primary needs for human beings, represent the essence of this object, which contains the technology required to independently perform the two functions of heating and purifying the air in a given interior. Operating Astro is self-explanatory, with the upper part featuring the ventilation slots lifting gently when activated. Equipped with a class F7 carbon filter, the device reliably and highly efficiently cleans the air of pollen, bacteria, spores and undesired odours. Thanks to its simple and minimal design, which exudes a slight retro appeal, Astro blends in effortlessly with both home and office environments. Its double function makes it suitable for use at any time of the year, not only for heating in winter, but even in summer for achieving a clean indoor environment with purified air.

Statement by the Jury

With its elegant style, Astro looks like a small, graceful piece of furniture that fits in well with almost any interior. Combining two primary functions, it has emerged as a cleverly designed, novel combination of fan heater and air purifier. Astro promotes a high efficiency and excellent performance quality. As soon as the air purifier is activated, the ventilation slots, which have been integrated in a highly conclusive manner in the body, open automatically to surprising and emotionally appealing effect.

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Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Tubes Radiatori S.r.l., Resana (Treviso), Italy
  • In-house design:
    Tubes Radiatori S.r.l.
  • Design:
    Nichetto Studio, Luca Nichetto, Stockholm, Sweden
Astro | Red Dot Design Award