Like most people, we have seen our fair share of air purifiers and they are, well, just air purifiers. As far as design is concerned, they hardly wow. So far, the only one that impresses us is Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2, but now, there’s another that managed had us at hello. Meet Mist, an air purifier designed for Sunlight Group Hong Kong by Hong Kong-based Italian designer Andrea Ponti of Ponti Design Studio. Come on. Just look at it. Tell me you are not impressed by its silky smooth aluminum construction. Speaking of which, this ain’t no ordinary piece of aluminum.
It is mere 2 mm thin and before becoming part of Mist, it has been put through a long high precision process of anodization, piercing and bending using a specially-made machine. The result is pretty much what you see here: an appliance we simply can’t take our eyes away. We can’t help but to think of B&W and Bang & Olufsen because Mist somehow gives us that kind of sophistication those two brands project. With exception of the tiny screen designed to display just enough useful information, the ventilation on the lower half of the appliance, and the ABS top with vents and minimal buttons, Mist is, well, minimalistic.
Beyond the appealing aesthetic, it packs cutting-edge technology that leverages on carbon filters and “advanced engineering” that involves ejecting an odorless and non-visible sanitizing vapor into the air. Wherever those vapor lands, it sanitizes the surface it lands on. So, Mist is no ordinary air purifier. It sanitizes too and that, for anyone neat freak, it is a good news.
All images courtesy of Andrea Ponti.