Just when you thought you had done everything possible to create a healthy home, along comes a new product that takes cleanliness to the next level.
Introducing Ikea’s Gunrid air-purifying curtains, which uses innovative textile technology to break down indoor air pollutants when activated by daylight. Air pollutants in the home include nitrogren oxides from combustion fumes in gas cooking and solvents like formaldehyde which can be found in plastics, paints and furniture.
The best thing about the $59 pair of curtains? They’re self-cleaning so you can save water, energy and money by reducing the number of washes.
Not only that, but the fabric is made out of recycled PET-bottles, so it ticks the environmentally-friendly box.
“Besides enabling people to breathe better air at home, we hope that Gunrid will increase people’s awareness of indoor air pollution, inspiring behavioural changes that contribute to a world of clean air,” says Lena Pripp-Kovac, Head of Sustainability at Inter IKEA Group.
“GUNRID is the first product to use the technology, but the development will give us opportunities for future applications on other textiles.”
GUNRID air-purifying curtain will be available in IKEA in-store and online from April 1.
Rebecca Lowrey BoydRebecca Lowrey Boyd is a former magazine editor and the founder of Wee Birdy, one of The Sunday Times’ Top 50 Blogs in the World. A design nerd and bird enthusiast, she can usually be found poring over Pinterest, knee-deep in Bunnings or sticky-beaking at modernist homes in Sydney’s bushburbia.