i:wing Bionic Air Circulation Set to Take Flight in October

i:wing Bionic Air Circulation Set to Take Flight in October

Gregory Han
Aug 5, 2009

Many of our favourite designs are those inspired by nature...the curve of a seashell, underwater creatures, coral and plant forms. We can add this new ventilation design from the Bionic Motion Company, the wing, a soothing air circulating device like nothing we've ever seen before...except up in the sky.

The shape and motion of designer Robert Spillner's bionics device should be familiar to anyone: the gentle wing flaps of the wing provide air circulation in a beautiful and relaxing way that differentiates itself from every other fan or circulator. It's all very relaxing to watch, isn't it? This design isn't meant to cool down the whole room quickly, but rather seems to be designed to be used in the same manner ceiling fans in tropical regions operate, where continuous air circulation keeps interiors comfortable, not artificially cold (though we have no problems with any artificial help during the hottest of days). At the least, it's certainly a conversation starter.

Interestingly enough, the gentle paced wing was designed by a former development engineer for the automotive industry, specifically in F1 racing, in conjunction with the appropriately named Phoenix Design in Stuttgart. The design will be launched in October this year, with pricing yet to be announced.

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