The Aeroball is a revolutionary way to improve the spaces in which we live. In tiny bubbles that float and hover, the Aeroball cleans and filters the air while hovering in place. When filtration is not enough, the Aeroball also comes in scented varieties. Designed with inspiration from nature, the glowing shell of the sphere absorbs light during the day and radiates it at night, a delicate indoor firefly always working to improve the air that we breathe. Space is such a valuable commodity these days so the Aeroball works to purify, refresh and beautify our space to make the environments we live in a little bit more precious.
What was the inspiration for your concept?
The structure and construction of living organisms, simplicity in use, and details that inspire the imagination. At night the Aeroball evokes a firefly, because just like this insect, the Aeroball lights up the night.
How does your concept fit into the brief: Design Experience?
The Aeroball improves our comprehensive perception of any environment. Its engaging surface and unconventional place in space stimulate our imagination, and yet, quite simply, it is pleasant to look at. While primarily a filter, improving the quality of the air we breathe, it likewise appeases our senses. By offering varied versions, both scented and non-, the Aeroball creates different experiences to fit varied tastes and applications. Friendly to our need for calm, the Aeroball is silent, quieter than the very firefly that inspired it. Finally, the Aeroball is soft to the touch, and its filter is a beautiful surface that changes over the course of its lifetime.
Why would a consumer want to own your concept?
The Aeroball is a tool to improve quality of life. It is practical, stimulating, beautiful, and effective. Appropriate for an extremely diverse set of applications, ranging from purely pragmatic to purely aesthetic, the Aeroball is at home where you are. Sustainably designed, the Aeroball is also ultimately convenient. The popularity of air fresheners shows consumer interest in this genre of project, and the Aeroball is a logical extension of that work. And while those products are limited in their function and application (not to mention potential locations in space,) the Aeroball provides all of their functionality with none of their restrictions.
What kind of materials would you use to build your concept?
Ultra-light and ecologically sourced materials are critical to the Aeroball concept. The 'stickiness' of the filter and its ability to retain particulate matter from the air is also central. The outer layer will also be coated with a thin fluorescent film to absorb light during the day and re-emit it in darkness. The inner structure is to be held aloft by a helium/oxygen balanced balloon.
What is inspiring you most in the culinary experience?
Smell, because when you close your eyes, the scent of rose water can transport you to Morocco in a heartbeat, and boiling miso soup to Japan just as fast.
Who is your favorite designer?
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec