Chikuno Cube: Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifier


Made from compressed bamboo charcoal, the Chikuno Cube air purifier is meant to replace the ugly yellow box of baking soda in the fridge or smelly wall plug-in. It has kind of a mysterious air about it, which is only enhanced with this quasi-cryptic translation from the Chikuno website:

Remainder the efficiency where the bamboo charcoal which is not known yet is splendid. You pull out that to the maximum, as much as possible you would like to make the charcoal which the place or time do not choose. Including such thinking, it has big power, the cube of the small charcoal was made. The shape where the charcoal is new completely. That is CHIKUNO CUBE.
We think something may have been lost in translation, but it's still playful and has kind of a fun design. The honeycomb pattern increases surface area and increase its purifying power, which will last up to a year. While it may seem a trifle unneccessary, we're still glad to see it -- it isn't design for design's sake, further proves that bamboo indeed makes the world go 'round and ultimately serves a useful function while looking pretty. Isn't that what great design is all about? ::Chikuno Cube (mostly Japanese) via Linton at ::Hugg