Ikea’s previously announced Förnuftig air purifier was a standalone unit. Now they’ve announced they’re releasing a new model, the Starkvind, that comes in side table form.
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It’s such a smart idea. The Honeywell air purifier I’ve got has a considerable footprint and no other functionality; why not have a purifier do double duty? Particularly where space is tight, I’d rather have it be a table, even if it does need to be plugged into a socket.
The Starkvind has five speeds, and also features an auto mode whereby a built-in air sensor adjusts the fan speed based on the particles it detects. As for the filtration system, there’s actually three filters:
“The pre-filter captures big particles such as hair and dust. The filter for particle removal is optimized to filter away approximately 99.5% of smaller airborne particles such as PM2.5 particles, dust, and pollen. The filter for gas cleaning absorbs various gaseous pollutants such as formaldehyde and other VOCs and reduces unpleasant odours such as from smoking and cooking.”
The Starkvind table (there’s also a standalone version) runs $189, and will be available in the U.S. in October.