CONSULTANCY | PRODUCT DESIGN | BASIC ENGINEERING
The air around us is getting more and more polluted. Airborne contaminants from cars and industry and smoke from wild fires have affected the air. Also poor air circulation in too well insulated homes can cause harmful indoor air. Especially for babies and young children, the poor quality of the air they breathe can have big impact on their health.
Bebcare is a Hong Kong based company with over two decades of experience in the baby sector, mainly focused on the development and production of baby monitors. They create premium babycare products that assist parents with the well-being of their baby in daily life. They also see -especially in major Asian cities- the greatly increased air polution. To help parents protect their baby against bad air, they decided to develop an air purifier especially for babies and young children.
After developing the electronics, Bebcare contacted Studio Mango to work on the design of the air purifier housing: the Bebcare Air. The briefing was to design a product that would be loved by both the parents and their baby. The product had to be self-evident, both in its general function as an air purifier and in its use. In addition, the purifier had to be suitable for both indoor placement, but also easy to carry and attach to the stroller.
After presenting 3 design directions, Bebcare and Studio Mango continued with the concept of a friendly figure that blows the filtered air towards your beloved baby. Next to air purifying, the Bebcare Air has a function to play lullabies while your little one falls asleep. The bottom section functions as a night light and shows the air quality by using colors. All functions can be operated with the Bebcare Air app, which also shows all information about the quality of the air.