Next Wave

Next wave: textiles to purify air in offices.

29-04-2018 in Co-creation

#dassault #breath/ng #KengoKuma

Probably one of the most shared innovative designs is called “breath/ng”. It is an installation that reduces air pollution in offices and public buildings.

Breath/ng is co-created by Architect Kengo Kuma and Dassault Systèmes and uses 3D textiles next to activated carbon to adsorb and disaggregate polluting molecules from electrical and electronic equipment (photocopiers, PCs, etc.), and heating systems. It also absorbs fine dust from vehicle traffic or industries nearby.


Breath/ng is a good example of nowadays value creation with 3Dtextiles. It solves an existing and urging problem – pollution - whilst adding beauty to the interior. It also proves that it makes sense to look beyond your own industry to create new products. The textile was created by Anemotech, an Italian company.

Growing air pollution threatens human health, the environment and our climate. It affects us all, but some suffer more because they live and work in areas with higher levels of pollution particles. To tackle this environmental and social issue, Dassault Systèmes challenged Kengo Kuma and Associates to create a solution-based design that maximizes existing techniques to neutralize pollution. The result is this iconic installation.

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