Diagonal ventilation slits, which run around the entire body, lend “Beside” its characteristic appearance, making the air conditioner clearly stand out from comparable technology products. Thanks to the very small compressor and the new layout of the technology inside, “Beside” can be placed anywhere a cool breeze is needed. The simple leather carrying handle is not only a functional detail, but also incorporates an aesthetic stylistic element.
Statement by the Jury
With its unique appearance, “Beside” sets effective accents as a home accessory, satisfying sophisticated user demands on design.
Daikin Industries, Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Daikin Technology and Innovation Center, Settsu City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan