Aeris and Altrove: Planter and Air Purifier

June 29, 2015 by

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Milan design studio Lab Fabrici describes their work as a synergistic mix of science, nature, and design. With their Aeris + Altrove planter and air purification duo, they got that right.

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Aeris boosts the air purifying properties of the ordinary houseplant by forcing air with a fan through a substrate of expanded clay and activated carbon which increases air flow around the plant.

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As part of the photosynthesis, plants absorb airborne gases through the pores on the surface of their leaves, thereby leaving the surrounding air cleaner. Aeris just gives nature a little nudge.

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But you have to keep the houseplants alive so they can do their job. With busy schedules, sometimes we need a little help. Altrove is your plant care assistant, there when you aren’t to take care of the plants.

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Altrove incorporates a hidden drip irrigation system which you fill via a small oblique opening at the top. It’s working on the inside to keep soil moist, but on the outside all you see is a pleasing organic form with a little belt around it for support.

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Altrove does the watering while Aeris does the aerating, together protecting your houseplants from neglect while absorbing some of those nasty pollutants from your living space. That’s a nice eco-chic collaboration between science, nature, and design.

Photos via Lab Fabrici.

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