Hakutan Air Purifier
By Sort Of Coal
Equally pleasing to the eye, body and mind, this aesthetic piece of powerful White Charcoal made from hard Korean Holm oak is a natural and electricity-free air freshener for any room, but we think it works especially well in the bathroom or kitchen where it will effectively regulate humidity levels, while cleansing the air of pollution, steam and odours. White Charcoal, or "active charcoal" has long been known for its purifying, enriching and restorative benefits. In Japan a HAKUTAN is often placed next to the computer, where the negative ions that it emits help to neutralize the harmful effects of electromagnetic waves. As an added benefit, negative ions are airborne vitamins for your spirits and sense of wellbeing.
Your HAKUTAN will last for a lifetime of use, provided you keep it clean and occasionally revitalize it in direct sunlight. Should you wish to discard it, nature will gladly take it back. An excellent fertilizer, just crush it and mix with potting soil where it will add nourishment and regulate the PH balance - so your plants can thrive and flourish and do an even better job of absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere around this planet that we love so much.
Each Hakutan is sold separately and each is slightly unique in size and shape.
Ø 6.5 x H 5.5 ”
Sort Of Coal
The seeds of Sort Of Coal were sown upon a chance discovery of White Charcoal in the streets of Kyoto as the intriguing material caught the creative eye of Danish ceramic artist Louise Vilsgaard. Introducing her friend, commercial film producer Pernille Lembcke, to her extraordinary discovery, they soon went on to develop a philosophy for a new company that would bring the finest White Charcoal, known throughout Asia for its beneficial powers, to a brand new Western audience.
Extensive testing and product development followed, as the ancient traditions surrounding White Charcoal were exhaustively explored. In 2004 the company’s original product, KISHU BINCHOTAN, was ready to be offered as a test to restaurants and retailers in Denmark. Restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, now four times the World’s Best Restaurant, was among the first to incorporate charcoal products from Sort Of Coal in their food and interior design. The company was properly founded in 2006, and more and more people everywhere are still catching on these aesthetic products and the power of one of the oldest materials in the world. Sort Of Coal works with a small network of trusted suppliers, each of them dedicated to the idea of outstanding design and eco-gentle production.
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