Suitable for Outdoor Use
Dimensions: 172.0cm(H) x 67.7cm(W) x 44.5cm(D) / 67.7"(H) x 26.7"(W) x 17.5"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Photocatalysis is process that uses nano-particles and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) to clean VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). When exposed to any ultraviolet light source, such as the sun, the treatment oxidative property decomposes harmful organic substances such as viruses, bacteria and mildews on its surface. In addition, the hydro and oleophobic nature of the coating causes water that comes into contact to form an even layer, thereby allowing the dust and dirt that have accumulated on the surface to be washed away. These two properties of the creates the "self-cleaning" effect. While this process was revolutionary as an architectural material it is very limited to UV rays which are harmful in long term exposure to human skin. We have come up with a new compound creating the same cleansing effect. What this offer as an advantage is that the activation process only needs any source of light and natural air to start the process. This can be done with any present interior/exterior lighting and air from natural wind or even air condition units, thus eliminating any direct exposure to UV rays. This specialized coating can be applied to any surface and is Non-toxic and Bio-degradable.
Our design, FOGLIA (meaning leaf in Italian) was an inspiration taken form nature where sunlight activates Photosynthesis through leaves creating its nutrition while plants itself absorbs harmful Carbon Dioxide from Air and creates Oxygen to sustain all lifeforms on our planet. During the day when FOGLIA places near any natural light it will work to clean the surrounding environment while during the night when the light is switched on, the cleansing action will continue. The light is operated via App and Voice Control. There are a series of double side treated Photocatalytic screens that can magnetically attach to the openings of the lamp thus giving the design infinite customization possibilities. The more screen accessories one purchases, the better the environment cleansing effect as this increases the reactive surface area.
It is the Planet’s first environment cleansing furniture that makes you and your family live healthier and happier but also a design that can work en -mass to clean our planet. We believe furniture has to be more then just a nice piece of functional art/design and we hope that FOGLIA will lead the way for a new generation of environmental living that any health conscious individuals or environmental planetarian will love to have.
LIBELLULA-Inspired by the beautiful structure of the dragonfly wing and a tribute to our multi-award winning architecture project: The VERTICAL + HORIZONTAL Farm Tower Concept of 2011, each of the Photocatalytic acrylic screens takes over 3 hours to be laser cut as each of the pattern is extremely intricate and all in non-repetitive geometry. The laser engraved grooves absorbs any direct or indirect light that creates a highly unique design never seen before in the lighting industry. Limited to only 388 pieces world wide.
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SUGO was born in 2018 with the sole mission of creating ground breaking contemporary Biophilic furniture designs. Started by husband and wife team Kevin and Giulia we are serious lovers of nature and wanted to fuse advance sustainable technologies with nature inspired creations. All our designs focus on working with or giving back to nature and they are all produce in limited quantity in Italy. Kevin is the founder and director of COC design based in Hong Kong and Italy and was educated in Architectural Association and Bartlett School of Architecture in London under the world renown architects Peter Cook and Marcos Cruz and was the sole recipient of Bartlett Archigram Design Award in 2001 while Giulia, who hails form the Abruzzo region of Italy has extensive directorial experience working with the Italian/China Design Education industry. Many of Kevin’s creations have won international awards including IDA Los Angeles, A Design Award Italy, Architizer USA, China Red Star Award, Chicago Athenaeum Award, Perspective Award Hong Kong to name a few as well as been published in DesignBoom, DesignMilk, Home Journal, Design 360, IDEAT magazine, Terraform magazine, Perspective Magazine, Home Italia, Architectural Digest, Architizer and many more while Giulia has been the vital muse and idea “donator” in some of the most creative designs in the company. Together we want to bring the most original and environmentally conscious designs to any interior.
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