Can you imagine reducing indoor air pollution using nothing but a curtain? Masterminds working at IKEA apparently can, and they’re getting ready to launch a new line of environment-friendly curtains in less than a year.
GUNRID air purifying curtains will be able to break down air pollutants when they get in contact with light thanks to a mineral-based surface treatment. IKEA bosses are hoping they’ll be able to use this same technology on other materials in the future.
“It’s important to work on products that solve actual problems and are relevant to people. Textiles are used across homes and by enabling a curtain to purify the air, we are creating an affordable and space-saving air purifying solution that also makes the home more beautiful,” explained Mauricio Affonso, product developer at IKEA Range & Supply.
Air pollution is the kind of growing issue that can’t simply be solved with a magical curtain, but IKEA’s effort is truly admirable. They’re simply doing their best to be a part of the solution, and inspire behavioral changes that contribute to a world of clean air.
We still don’t know what their new range of products is going to look like, when it hits the shelves next year. If they’re anything like some of these curtains that IKEA once had in their stores, we’re 100% on board.