NEW YORK—The sleek design of this back-to-basics humidifier not only allows users in dry climates to add some much-needed moisture to their abode, but also allows them to use it as distinctive decor utilizing the glass container portion for foliage and the remaining terracotta portion to keep fruits and veggies cool and fresh. The product is the brainchild of New York-based creative designer Huira Koo.
[Mool] is a natural humidifier crafted by natural porous earthenware that absorbs water quickly and releases moisture. [Mool] has multifunctional purposes as a humidifier during dry season and home accessories during humid season.
The fine porosity of [Mool]’s low-fired terracotta design ensures the humidifier’s innate absorption properties are long-lasting. The back-to-basics approach also means there is no whirling and gurgling, but is rather 100-percent silent and cost-saving unlike its power-sucking electronic cousins. The product’s website boasts the terracotta humidifier releases clean, sanitary water vapor without relying upon a filter.
For use as a humidifier, the mushroom-like terracotta portion rests gently on a cork stand atop the glass container. Water is then poured into the assembled structure. Merely separate the portions, turning the terracotta portion on its head for use as a fruit and vegetable ‘basket’ and the glass container can stand alone as a sleek vase.
About the designer: Huira Koo is striving hard to create sustainable and beautiful object with endless trials in the collaborative environment. Huira Koo is a product designer who specializes in the fields of furniture, everyday object, sustainable product , design and craftsmanship, and currently working as a product designer at Brett Design Inc.
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