SanSui is an exquisitely crafted personal humidifier and aromatherapy diffuser that was inspired by Zen physiology and Natural physics.
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Natural physics: absorption and evaporation
SanSui is inspired and designed with the rules of dynamic physics and utilizing absorption and evaporation to create an elegant humidifier and aroma diffuser to add some zen to any home or office space.
Simply fill the SanSui reservoir with water, secure the felt silhouette slides onto the foam float, place the SanSui lid on top.
Then add a few drops of essential oils as needed. It is also designed as a modern ornamental piece to be appreciated as traditional culture is creatively integrated into a modern living environment.
Inspired by: Simplicity in chaos
Zen: When our team traveled to Japan in 2016, we had the opportunity to discover Zen in depth. We were inspired by Zen's interpretation of life balance and to have dynamic in peace and simplicity in chaos. Zen philosophy inspires us as designers to discover simple solutions for today's chaos; we want to focus on most obvious and important thing: Air.
Air: Human have been trying to make "suitable" air for thousands of years. We want to cool air down when it gets hot. We want to be warmed when it is cold. Today, we also want to have air with more moisture to comfort us.
Chaos: Our lifestyle today is surrounded by so many technologies that make life convenient but at the same time creates chaos because most of devices need to be connected by a cable. This small cable has actually restricted our life dynamic much more than we think as we start to spend more time nearby a power plug than anywhere else at home. We wanted to design a humidifier that can be used anywhere we wanted to be.
Design solution: As a design team, we spent the last 2 years observing lifestyle and developed many concepts and prototypes for a beautiful and simple humidifier solution. SanSui is the result of 2 years of research and development: a creative humidifier and aroma diffuser that can be placed in any space you like, fully powered by natural physics, regardless of the space restrictions.
Bonsai with function
Besides functioning as humidifier and aroma diffuser, SanSui is also designed as a beautiful home decorative piece, a contemporary Bonsai with peaceful functionality
Art of water
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” -Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee's famous quote of water is also a big part of SanSui's inspiration. The shapeless water is formed by shape of felt through the natural physics rule of siphon, then water evaporation quietly changes shape of SanSui in every second to visualize changes of water level and efficiency of evaporation.
Exclusive SanSui Packaging for Kickstarter
Our premium SanSui packaging is specially designed exclusively for our Kickstarter launch.
Packaging includes: wood reservoir / wood lid / foam float / felt slides
The wooden reservoir and lid are beautifully crafted from one piece of solid wood and polished to create a sleek surface.
The natural wood growing ring texture in the wood makes every single piece unique. It is coated with a high quality and food product level clear coating to protect the wood from water and moisture.
Stretch goals 1 unlocked :
Big thank you to all backers who helped us released Teak Wood version of SanSui and reached our funding goal:
Stretch goals 2 unlocked:
Big thank you to all backers who helped us released felt combo with rising fund of $12,000
3 felt designs with SanSui
We’d like to thank our backers with Stretch Goal #3:
Behind scene: From ideas to Product
SanSui ideas first came out
We came up with some cool ideas around air humidification which can be easily used to improve indoor air quality. Our focus was to design a solution that only uses natural energy to create humidity but also visually shows the on and off status.
Pprototype and test
At same time, we looked into wood options and the possibility of creating a hull or reservoir from one solid piece of wood. We flew to south of China, met with 3 different wood factories to make parts, and finalized working with one factory to produce the final version. Among all of the wood options, we selected beech wood because of its durability and soft texture. We then applied an environmentally friendly clear coating to the wood surface to make the wood more durable when exposed to water.
Packaging is a big part of a product. We wanted something special for our Kickstarter launch. We used the same Beech wood for the top cover of the packaging so it can also be used as a tray for Sansui.
Sansui utility patent approved
SanSui in real life
We know that Kickstarter is where you can make great ideas become a reality, it is also where people appreciate creative ideas the most. So our team wanted to launch SanSui with the Kickstarter community first and share our creative work from the last 2 years. And from the practical side, we do need more support to take our good ideas from samples to real mass production.
Global collaborative team:
On and Off is a division of 2-LA LLC. Founded in Los Angeles, California. On and off is inspired by Zen philosophies from Japan culture, we are a small company with global team located in North American, Japan and China. this global approach allows us utilize best resource internationally to realize our design from concepts to high quality products.
Design: Moe / Xiaoxi
Product Development: Yi / Xiaoxi
Risks and challenges
Q:How long does it take the water to fully evaporate?
A:It varies during to different moisture level, it is usually from one week to up to three weeks, but we suggest change filled water from reservoir once a week if there is remaining water
Q:Fulfillment and delivery
A:Once campaign is completed , we will start manufacturing and arranging shipping accordingly, Estimated delivery is Aug 2018
- (32 days)