If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught designers anything, it’s the importance of working from home and the ability to collaborate, communicate and share ideas online, and maintain business continuity. As the world reopens, family and friends come together and are welcome back into these private spaces. The need for safe, clean and healthy homes and workplaces is more important than ever. Tony Parez-Edo Martin, industrial designer and founder of Paredo Studio, has enhanced Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE cloud platform to create an innovative air purifier concept called e-flow. The design disguises its air purification and ventilation functions as a motorized pendant light.
“My design work aims to find innovative answers to environmental and social questions, such as topics such as urban healthcare mobility, which I am addressing in the 2021 Electronically Controlled Sports Rescue Vehicle project. From the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on climate change] have been used to hearing about air quality in urban areas since the first report in 2019, but this pandemic has made us wonder about what comes and stays in our homes, the air we breathe, entire homes or co-working spaces,” Tony begins Paresis. – Exclusive interview with Edo Martin for designboom.
Suspended from the ceiling, e-flow air purifiers appear to float statically or cinematically above the room, creating a practical or relaxing atmosphere of light. The two layers of fin-like sleeves move smoothly as air is drawn into its lower filtration system, cleared and then dispersed from the upper fins. This ensures uniform ventilation of the room due to the movement of the hands.
“Users do not want the product to constantly warn them about the presence of a virus, but it must ensure the safety of residents,” the designer explained. “The idea is to subtly disguise its function with a lighting system. It combines versatile air purification with a lighting system. Like a chandelier suspended from the ceiling, it’s perfect for legitimizing ventilation and lighting.
From his skeleton, you can see how organic the air purifier is. The natural form and movement directly influenced his concept. The poetic result reflects the forms found in the architectural work of Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid and Antoni Gaudí. Calatrava’s Umbracle – a curved pavement in Valencia with shaded shapes aimed at preserving biodiversity – highlights its comparison.
“Design draws inspiration from nature, mathematics and architecture, and its dynamic appearance is very poetic and emotional. People like Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid and Antoni Gaudí have inspired design, but not only. I used Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE in the cloud. New platform application, the application is topology optimization for airflow.This is software that generates tables by simulating airflow and input parameters, which I then form into various projects.The original form is so organic, and with them there are similarities between the works of famous architects, which are poetic,” Tony explained.
Inspiration is captured and quickly translated into design ideas. An intuitive natural sketching application and 3D sketching tools are used to create conceptual 3D volumes, making it easy to share diagrams with colleagues. 3D Pattern Shape Creator explores pattern patterns using powerful algorithmic generative modeling. For example, the wavy top and bottom surfaces were generated using a digital modeling application.
“I always start with 3D sketches to represent the various axes of innovation such as modularity, sustainability, bionics, kinetic principles, or nomadic use. I use the CATIA Creative Design app to quickly move to 3D, where 3D curves allow me to create first geometry, go back and visually change the surface, I found this to be a very convenient way to explore the design,” added the designer.
Through Tony’s innovative work, designers often collaborate with the company’s experts, engineers, and other designers to try out and test new software developments on Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform in the cloud. This platform is used for all electronic process design development. Its complete set of tools allows developers to imagine, display and test air purifiers and even understand their mechanical, electrical and other system requirements.
“The first goal of this project was not to test the tool, but to have fun and explore the possibilities of the idea,” Tony explained. “However, this project helped me learn about new technologies from Dassault Systèmes. They have a lot of great engineers who combine technologies to develop applications. Through the cloud, over-the-air updates add new enhancements to the creator’s toolbox. One of the great new tools I tested was a generative flow driver that was perfect for developing an air purifier because it is an airflow simulation.
The system allows you to create and collaborate with other designers, engineers and stakeholders from anywhere in the world.
The impressive and ever-evolving toolbox of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is complemented by its multi-domain cloud nature. The system allows you to create and collaborate with other designers, engineers and stakeholders from anywhere. Thanks to cloud access, any employee with Internet access can create, visualize or test projects. This allows designers like Tony to quickly and easily move from idea to real-time visualization and assembly design.
“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is very powerful, from web services like 3D printing to collaboration capabilities. Creators can create and communicate in the cloud in a very nomadic, modern way. I spent three weeks working on this project in Cape Town, South Africa,” said the designer.
Tony Parez-Edo Martin’s e-flow air purifier demonstrates the ability to quickly and efficiently conceptualize promising projects from idea to production. Simulation technology validates ideas for better decisions throughout the design process. Topology optimization allows designers to create lighter and more organic shapes. Eco-friendly materials have been selected with performance requirements in mind.
“Creators can design everything on one cloud platform. Dassault Systèmes has a sustainable materials research library so air purifiers can be 3D printed from bioplastics. It adds personality to the project by blending poetry, sustainability and technology. 3D printing offers a lot of freedom as it allows you to create shapes that can’t be achieved with injection molding while still choosing the lightest materials. Not only is it eco-friendly, it also serves as a chandelier,” concludes Tony Pares-Edo Martin in an exclusive interview with designboom.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes is a unified system for moving from idea to production.
A comprehensive digital database that serves as a valuable guide for obtaining product data and information directly from the manufacturer, as well as a rich reference point for project or program development.
Post time: Sep-05-2022