This art is really a breath of fresh air.
If you're a multi-tasker, you probably appreciate objects that serve more than one function, like bed frames with hidden storage compartments and utensils that add cute accents to countertops. Everyone wants to create a nice atmosphere for homes and offices, and there's a certain thrill to getting more bang for your decorating buck.
Enter: Artveoli, a company striving to give people a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment to counteract negative affects of spending so much time inside breathing in poor-quality air.
The company's two founders, Alina Adams and Anastasia Neddersen, are the scientists and inventors behind the Air Panel, a piece of wall art that converts carbon dioxide buildup in our air into oxygen. The company says this process will boost your performance and limit the chances you experience common issues like drowsiness, headaches, dizziness and nausea.
By mounting the panel—which will be available in both standard and custom units—in your room of choice, you can reap fresh-air benefits "equivalent to an indoor forest" without deviating from a typical inside look and feel.
After Artveoli won 2017's Smogathon global competition, a contest in which startups, teams, and companies from around the world showcased initiatives to fight air pollution with technological advancement, Adams and Neddersen were awarded $25,000 in cash and $75,000 toward bringing their idea to fruition in Krakow, Poland.
The first round of Air Panel sales are limited to commercial orders, but you can sign up for the mailing list to find out when the company will start taking residential orders. OZY reports that Adams and Neddersen are hoping to price residential pieces around $400.