IKEA’s Starkvind Air Purifier doubles as a coffee table

The Swedish company’s latest addition to its line of air purifying products is a smart device available in two models. One looks like a floor fan, and the other one is a faux mid-century side table.

Ikea has added two new air purifiers to its Trådfri ecosystem of connected devices. From October, customers will be able to purchase the Starkvind purifiers in two versions, one that looks like a big floor fan, and a second one that doubles as a coffee table. In this case, the same air purifying device is integrated right under the circular top surface. The idea is that by integrating the purifier into a small table, customers will have more freedom in placing the device in small apartments. From a design perspective, the Starkvind table is an interesting experiment, although the significant plastic element under the table’s surface makes the piece look bulky and relatively cheap.

The purifying capabilities are the same for both models of the Starkvind, with five manual fan speeds and a noise range between 24 and 53 decibels. The supplied PM 2.5 particle filter has a CADR of 260 m3/h when running at top speed. Customers will control the purifiers manually, from the devices themselves, or through the IKEA Home app by connecting the devices to the Trådfri wi-fi bridge. There’s also an autonomous mode, with fans adapting their speed base on the air quality read by Starkvind’s internal sensors. Prices for the new line-up will be confirmed by IKEA closer to the release in each market.

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